Residents complain about the state of Ariaria market in Aba after it rained. The market reputed to be the biggest in West Africa has remained perennial square of woes, inspite of past and present governments’ lip service to revamp the state’s major source of internal revenue and employment.
Rainfall in Aba, usually forced traders to set up a stilt to protect their goods from water after the Ariaria market became flooded.
According to residents, the rainfall wasn’t heavy, yet the market was immediately flooded and they worried about what would happen when there’s constant rainfall.
They seem to have lost their voices in the cry for help from the state government.