Imo state Government on Thursday ordered mechanics operating within Owerri metropolis to relocate to two mechanic clusters designated by the government no later than JUNE 26.
The News agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the two mechanics clusters at Orji and Nekede were established 34 years ago by the first civilian administration in Imo.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Ugochi Nnanna-Okoro, Commissioner for Industry and Non-Formal Sector, in Owerri.
Nnanna-Okoro said the state government would not tolerate further operations of mechanics within Owerri Township.
She said government had approved additional space at Orji Mechanic Village to accommodate more mechanics, noting that those who failed to take advantage of the grace period would be dealt with.
The commissioner also warned property owners against allowing mechanics to operate within their premises.