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End in sight for Eziama-Obiato, Njawa-Ogbaku feud


 Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

The age-long feud between two communities-Eziama-Obiato and Njawa-Ogbaku, Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo State, has been resolved by the state government.

Also, the governor, Rochas Okorocha has given three weeks ultimatum to all auto mechanics in Orji, Nekede and environs, to relocate their shops to Avu community in Owerri West Local Council, warning that after deadline expiration, enforcement would commence.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Peace and Conflict Resolution, Peter Ohagwa, urged the parties to embrace peace, adding that government was interested in resolving the land dispute.


Ohagwa, who was accompanied by the members of the state’s Peace Advocate Corps, regretted that despite the litigation, which was later withdrawn, nothing came out of it, promising that with the intervention of the state government, the matter would be resolved.

In a meeting with representatives of auto mechanics, tricycle operators and market women held at Nicks Banquet Hall, Government House, Owerri, Okorocha assured that government would give them enabling interest free loan to enable them erect workshops on the allotted land.

He regretted that the various parts of Owerri capital city had been defaced, while the asphalted roads were destroyed by the oil from the workshops, which are often located on the roads.

The General Manager of the state Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO), Geff Nwoha, said the enforcement was within his commission.

Reacting, the chairmen of Automobile Technicians Association, Owerri Municipal Council and Orji Mechanic Village Association, Kyrian Nnamdi, Valentine Onukwugha and Lawrence Iheanacho, respectively, expressed disgust that the space given to them was inadequate for them and their families to live in.

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