Some Ebonyi State indigenes resident in Awka have hailed Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra for renaming a street, after its state capital `Abakaliki’.
Anambra State Government recently renamed a former `Abakaliki Street’ as Club Road to reflect the events that take place there.
However, following an apparent misunderstanding of the intention of Anambra Government move, the government ordered the renaming of another street after Ebonyi State capital.
Government announced a street between Parktonian Hotel and Skyprince Hotel and Suites as the new Abakaliki Street.
Speaking to newsmen at the base of the new Abakaliki Street, leader of the group, Mr Ogbagah Nshii said they were happy at the new street.
“The area is close to the expressway and it is very good. It is acceptable to our people.
“We thank Akpokue Dike for renaming this beautiful place as Abakaliki Street,’’ Nshii said.
Chinelo Okafor, from Isieke, Abakaliki in Ebonyi expressed her satisfaction at the new street.
“The new Abakaliki street is decent and no longer hidden.
“In the former Abakaliki Street, many girls appear half nude, mess themselves up. It is a safe haven for commercial sex workers. The place portrays Ebonyi people in bad light.
“So we say a big thank you to Gov. Obiano, for honouring us with this new place,’’ Okafor said.
Mr Ignatius Eke, another Ebonyi indigene said: “This place is better than the former place. Our people should reason better and accept this new place’’.
Godwin Eze observed that the quarrel over renaming of a street was too trivial.
“I appeal to Gov. David Umahi and Gov. Obiano to reason together as brothers and cease the fighting.’’ (MOI)