The Enugu State House of Assembly ordered the closure of the Artisan Livestock Market following the killing of a policeman.
According to the Daily Post News, the order was given on Wednesday, December 20, 2016, during a plenary session at the Enugu State House of Assembly.
The chairman, House Committee on Works, Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Chief Sunday Udeokoye, bemoaned the rate of criminality observed at the market.
According to Udeokoye, the trade hub is now home to prostitutes, drug addicts and other criminals.
Other members of the house spoke on the poor hygiene state of the market, as well as stating that the market closure is not a deliberate attack on anyone.
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Finally, Chief Edward Ubosi, the speaker of the house, requested for the presence of the caretaker chairman of Enugu North Local Government, Malachy Agbo.
Agbo, who is the President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers is expected to explain the shabby environmental condition of the market.