Mandate Union (IMU) has commended the President of South-East
Amalgamated Traders Association (SEAMATA), Dr. Okwudili Ezenwankwo, for
his purposeful leadership of traders within the zone.
The group said this in a statement issued in Onitsha, Anambra on Saturday; signed by its President Dede Uzor A. Uzor.
said that its purposeful leadership had brought peace and stopped the
issue of factionalization among traders within the zone.
has brought the traders in the South-East under one body, thus, making
them to have a strong political voice and power of bargaining with
government at all levels.
has conducted free and fair elections through option A-4 method to over
50 markets in Anambra and had supervise over 100 elections within the
other four states that make-up the South-East.
vigorously for President Goodluck Jonathan in his bid for the President
in 2011 and was instrumental to the re-installing of Gov. Peter Obi
back to the government house for his second term in office in Feb. 6,
on-going construction of Anambra Traders’ Secretariat – Traders House;
while he aided in bring traders case to the government as well as
protecting their rights and interest.
his administration, he secured 50 high-capacity motorcycle from Gov.
Peter Obi for vigilante groups in various markets in Anambra State to
secure them properly.
has empowered over 2,000 youths by granting soft loan facilities to
them to either start or advance their businesses within the zone,’’ it
statement, however, called on South-East governors, business moguls and
traders’ associations to support him on his bid to be the
President-General of Nigeria Traders.
would certainly bring his wealth of experience and exemplary leadership
quality of over 20 years in different offices in Anambra and South-East
traders’ leadership to bear,’’ it said.
IMU called on President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfill his campaign
promises to the South-East traders, which included: building of the
second Niger Bridge and completion of the on-going Onitsha-Enugu Federal
Highway in six months.
well as up-grading the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to
boost the economy of the South-East, South-South and North-Central;
which would help to engage youths from these area,’’ it said.
Re: Citizen Geoffrey
Ozoeko’s Salaries Are Important To Him And Members Of His Household.
The Human Rights,
Justice And Peace Foundation, Anambra State branch, have received a serious
complaint from Citizen Geoffrey Ozoakwo of No. 10 Osamari Street, Fegge,
Onitsha South L.G.A, Anambra
State, alleging that he
was economically punished by your pharmaceutical company.
It is exactly one month and three days since citizen
Ozoakwo was unceremoniously shown the way out of your PharmaceuticalCompany, according to citizen Ozoakwo, his
sins was thathe graciously toldyour manager that henceforth, he will cease
from coming to work due to the constant rainfall occasioned by over-flooding
within the Iyiowa Odekpe axis and inview of his members of his family
The said information did not go down with your manager
which inturn alerted your son who call you within some hours, the June salary
of (N40,000), he had already collected was forcefully taken away by you in a
Consequently, Citizen Ozoakwo has not been accused of
any criminal activities or answer any query since he was employed by your Pharmaceutical
Company over seven months ago.
The foregoing is one of the hundreds of said events
allegedly experienced in your Pharmaceutical Company by your workers.
Reports are flooding our secretariat on torrents on
weekly bases over an anti working activities and policies.
WeUnreservedly Demand As Follows:
1.That the above mentioned amounts collected by you and all
his entitlement be returned and paid within 5 days of this letter.
2.That a public
apology be tendered to citizen Ozoekwo which will appear in two national
newspaper for economic trauma he suffered within this period.
3.That other alleged anti-working conditions should be
reviewed and addressed without further delay.
is confidence that this precious and brotherly advice will bring this rising
tide of social and economic upheavals to an end. We are of the view that it
will be dangerous and amounts to sincere ignorance and conscientious
fundamental error for your Pharmaceutical Company to turn this brotherly advice
down. If within five (5) days after the receipt of this brotherly letter and
nothing is done to this effect.
maybe compelled to use every available resource within its disposal to effect
the exposition of alleged anti-people polices and crime against innocent
citizens including massive protest alerting other regulatory agencies like
NAFDAC, NLC, ILO among other security agencies.
this is done, it will definitely ruffle a few feathers and will be phantom
nonsensical to negotiate with anybody, legal redress is equally not ruled out
should other legal avenue yield no satisfactory result.
hope that this all important letter will be given its judicious attention it
deserved within the above stated days.