For a first time visitor, Aba cuts a pitiable sight. Put mildly, it is an urban jungle.
Always revered for its enterprise, Enyimba city, as it is fondly called, houses one of Africa’s largest commercial enclaves called Ariaria market. Its artisans have been celebrated as a unique class of innovators attracting billions of Naira in investment.
Ripples Nigeria took a tour of the city and returns with sordid tales of the unexpected. Once vibrant, the city is now a shadow of its old self.
With a layout that looks every inch the work of an amateur draughtsman, Aba has become decrepit, overtaken by mal-administration. The decay literarily jumps at you with a choking stench.
We avail you 40 (forty) pictures of the rot that Aba has become, and hope that the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would take strategic steps to return the city to glory.
1. Ngwa road close to New Market (Ahia Ohuru)
2. Ngwa road along New Market (Ahia Ohuru) gate
3. Dandiko by Ngwa road
4. Emejiaka street by Ngwa road
5. Along Ngwa road morning market
6. Arondinzogu street by Ngwa road
7. Dike road, off Ngwa road
8. Dilapidated drainage system at School road by Adazi
9. Garbage and grasses take over gutter at School road by Adazi
10. Another view of the School road gutter
11. Dumpsite at School road
12. Ngwa road along Mbieri street
13. Old court, off Ngwa road
14. Ngwa road, off Dike road
15. Ndoki road by East
16. Ngwa road by East
17. Refuse dump at Ngwa road beside Papa Jumbo Fast Food & Ice Cream
18. Obiora road by East
19. Opobo road along Ehere market, Ogbor Hill
20. Eziukwu road by CPS
21. Dumpsite at Jubilee road by Asa road
22. Kings street by Azikiwe road
23. Cemetery road by Asa road
24. Cemetery road along Skye Bank
25. Port-Harcourt road along Hollywood
26. Port-Harcourt road along Assemblies of God Bookshop
27. Olewe street, off Port-Harcourt road
28. Amaogbonna roundabout by Eziukwu/Azikiwe road
29. Omuma road along Apostolic Christian Church Mission
30. Faulks road by Ikonne street
31. Umuojima junction along Aba Port-Harcourt express way
32. Osisioma express way
33. Aba-Owerri road, Umungasi near Rhema University
34. Ohazu road by Obohia road
35. Ozuomba road by Nkwo Ngwa market, Obohia
36. Osusu road along ST John Anglican Church
37. Port-Harcourt road by Uratta junction
38. Ndiuche street, off Ngwa road
39. Osusu road along Prexy Computer Training Institute
40. Ohanku road along Emole street
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