Onitsha traders defy sit-at-home, embrace Prayer, Sanitation exercise


Onitsha traders defy sit-at-home, embrace Prayer, Sanitation exercise

By Chinwe Nwacha

The Old Motor Spare Car Parts DealersAssociation' Electrical Dealers Association, all in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, defied Monday sit-at-home exercise as they embarked on prayer session and sanitation exercise prior to opening their shops.

Recalled that Anambra State has ordered traders to conduct prayer and observe sanitation in their respective Markets as well as open their shops every Monday and commence business activities.

However, when newsmen visited Old Motor Car Spare Parts Dealers Mgbuka Obosi, it was observed that traders were having prayers which they later embarked on sanitation exercise.

Preaching during the prayer, the Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA) Prayer coordinator, Pastor Jeremiah Eze disclosed that the essence of Monday Market prayers is for God to touch the heart of those who are detaining Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to release him.

He added that the power of God through the traders prayer would shatter Aso Rock and break the hands who are holding Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and set him free.


Pastor Eze in his message which he tilted " The Lights of God Must Shine" prayed that Mgbuka Obosi Market shall experience the lights of God and transformation, saying that every hands that are holding their blessings would be broken.

He equally prayed fervently for the protection and progress of the Market Executives, Governor Soludo and leadership of ASMATA.

Commenting, the President-General of ASMATA, Chief Humphrey Anuna in a special way praised the Chairman of Mgbuka Obosi for his brilliant coordination.

He said, " I am impressed with what I witnessed and I am also glad to see resourceful men here. This shows that the Chairman of this Market is leading well and living in harmony with traders"

Well, the level of compliance is quite commendable and I must praise the leadership of the Market. God almighty knows that we are praying for the release of our brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is in detention. I will tell you that the Governor is also aware that we are today praying for our brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu" 

He noted that Mgbuka Obosi is a miracle Market, stating that it is the only Market where one would survive from nothing to something, even as he urged them to always embrace God through prayer.

Onwa ora-eri as he fondly called reminded traders that weekly Prayer and sanitation is very critical which he said State Government would not condone any Market who failed to comply with the directives.

He further reiterated that Solution Market Okpoko is cheap and affordable, urging traders to go there and secure one shop, just as he advised the Market Chairman to create enable space in the Market.

In his appreciation speech, the Market Chairman, Chief Efurunwa Ejike Samuel lauded the ASMATA Executives for their visit, saying that their visit is a huge encouragements to them.

He said, " Monday Prayer is quite commendable. If you have watched, Mgbuka Obosi Market traders open their shops for business every Monday. If you come to Mgbuka  every Monday, from gate to inside the Market opens and  people would be offloading their wares"

Prayers is for the the release of our brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and after prayer, we do sanitation and open our shops. I have severally announced that traders should come out on Mondays and open their shops and you if you watched crowd today, people came out en mass to open their shops for the progress of our state"

So, our Governor is doing great for our state and we Mgbuka Obosi Market are solidly behind him and I advise other Markets in the state to open their shops every Monday because this Sit-at-home Mondays have paralyzed our businesses and chased away our customers to other states" Said Ifurunwa.

At Electrical Dealers Association Obosi, traders were equally sighted  conducting prayer and sanitation respectively.

The Secretary-General of the Market, Mr. Chinedu Ezeibe stated that they started all exercise by 8:30am, praising ASMATA leadership for their cordial relationship with traders and eulogized Governor Soludo for restoring security in the state.




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