Soludo begins work on new drug market in Anambra
Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has laid the foundation for the construction of what is expected to be the biggest drug market in West Africa – the Oba International Drug Market in Idemili South local government area of the state.
The market which will operate a Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) is aimed at removing fake and sub-standard products from the system, thus setting the Anambra State health sector and Nigeria as a whole on the right course. It is sited on a 50-hectare land which is about 492,385,900 square meters.
The drug market to be delivered within 24 months will have traders at the current Ogbo-Ogwu Bridgehead Onitsha relocated to Oba.
The project is a public-private partnership supervised by the state ministry of health, to be fully funded by Sterling Bank. The building project will be undertaken by Ferrovial Designs and Construction Company, a local developer in the real estate sub-sector.