The Anambra State Governor on Monday launched the state’s Anti-Touting Squad that will ensure zero touting in Anambra State.
The governor, while inaugurating the taskforce at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, said that his administration is determined to restore law and order in Anambra especially in Onitsha and its environs.
Soludo noted that touting has affected the growth and development of Onitsha negatively and advised the residents to contribute to the peace and progress of the state.
The governor reassured that Anambra has provided great opportunities for the Youths and will continue to do so, and asked those involved in touting and criminality to key into government empowerment programmes to become useful to society and themselves.
He further called on market leaders to take charge of the markets and ensure people shop without harassment and solicited for the partnership of the security operatives.
Soludo also warned that petty traders, barrow pushers and hawkers should not be taxed at any market in Anambra State.
Governor Soludo provided emergency numbers 09017280990, 07039896429 and 09076237441 to enable provide useful informations to assist the job of the Anti-Touting squad.
He warned those sponsoring the touts to retrace their steps or be ready to face the consequences and promised that Onitsha will be revived.
He congratulated the members of the squad and urged them to be committed and serve with professionalism and inline with the code of conduct.
Anambra State Commissioner for Homeland Affairs, Mr Chikodi Anara in his remark emphasized that the agenda is to rejuvenate the values Anambra was known for.
He warned that anyone involved in touting activities anywhere in Anambra to meaningfully engage themselves or leave the state.