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ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

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)

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

2. Ngwa road along New Market (Ahia Ohuru) gate

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

3. Dandiko by Ngwa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

4. Emejiaka street by Ngwa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

5. Along Ngwa road morning market

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

6. Arondinzogu street by Ngwa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

7. Dike road, off Ngwa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

8. Dilapidated drainage system at School road by Adazi

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

9. Garbage and grasses take over gutter at School road by Adazi

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

10. Another view of the School road gutter

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

11. Dumpsite at School road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

12. Ngwa road along Mbieri street

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

13. Old court, off Ngwa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

14. Ngwa road, off Dike road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

15. Ndoki road by East

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

16. Ngwa road by East

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

17. Refuse dump at Ngwa road beside Papa Jumbo Fast Food & Ice Cream

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

18. Obiora road by East

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

19. Opobo road along Ehere market, Ogbor Hill

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

20. Eziukwu road by CPS

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

21. Dumpsite at Jubilee road by Asa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

22. Kings street by Azikiwe road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

23. Cemetery road by Asa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

24. Cemetery road along Skye Bank

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

25. Port-Harcourt road along Hollywood

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

26. Port-Harcourt road along Assemblies of God Bookshop

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

27. Olewe street, off Port-Harcourt road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

28. Amaogbonna roundabout by Eziukwu/Azikiwe road

29. Omuma road along Apostolic Christian Church Mission

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

30. Faulks road by Ikonne street

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

31. Umuojima junction along Aba Port-Harcourt express way

32. Osisioma express way

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

33. Aba-Owerri road, Umungasi near Rhema University

34. Ohazu road by Obohia road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

35. Ozuomba road by Nkwo Ngwa market, Obohia

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

36. Osusu road along ST John Anglican Church

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

37. Port-Harcourt road by Uratta junction

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

38. Ndiuche street, off Ngwa road

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

39. Osusu road along Prexy Computer Training Institute

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

40. Ohanku road along Emole street

ABA: Abandoned or neglected? 40 images of a city in decay

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