Abia urges Imo to rescind quit order on transport firm


ABIA State has pleaded with its Imo State counterpart to consider rescinding its order for the cessation of the operations of Abia Line Network Transport Company at its current base along Wetheral Road in Owerri, Imo State capital, as reportedly ordered by Governor Rochas Okorocha in May 2013 during an unscheduled visit.


Chief Press Secretary to Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Mr. Ugo Emezue, told journalists yesterday morning that Abia State government was disturbed by the sudden order on the company to quit its operations at the base, especially according to him, as there was no prior notice to the company to vacate the place.

Besides, he said the efforts so far made by the Abia Line Company’s management to secure another base for its operations in Owerri were allegedly being frustrated by agents of Imo State government.[The Guardian Nigeria]