Opening Of Ultra-Modern Enyimba Mall: Abia Business Community Excited, Lauds Initiative

The Abia business community has expressed immense happiness that the long awaited opening of the ultra-modern Enyimba Mall, Aba, is finally set to happen.

To herald the opening of the exquisite Mall widely believed to be the very best in West Africa, a major event tagged ‘Mega Products and Fashion Expo’ has been put together by Checkbest International Limited (owners and developers of Enyimba Mall) in partnership with the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA), and the Abia State Marketing and Quality Management Agency (ASMQMA).

The big event, ‘Mega Products and Fashion Expo’ is billed to hold from December 8 to 18, 2021 at the Enyimba Mall, 82-100 Etche Road, Aba.

Speaking on the development during a press conference held at the ACCIMA office, Aba earlier this week, President of ACCIMA, Sir Lawrence Obetta said that in furtherance of its key objective of leading the advocacy for economic growth, the Chamber has been in partnership with Checkbest International Limited on the Enyimba Mall project and is pleased that finally, the Mall is set to resume full commercial activities to be ushered in with the event, ‘Mega Products and Fashion Expo’. Describing the Enyimba Mall as the best of its kind in West Africa, Sir Obetta lauded the commitment of Checkbest International Limited towards redefining the Abia business environment by locating the splendid Mall facility in Aba. In his words, “We must appreciate Checkbest International Limited and its dynamic CEO, Mr. Chiedozie Njoku for choosing to boost the profile of Abia, particularly Aba as a prime investment destination. The more we take such proactive steps to invest at home, the more we help reposition the economy of the South East and Nigeria”.

Also speaking, renowned business mogul, President of Aba Sports Club and in-coming President of ACCIMA, Chief Jerry Kalu, described the Enyimba Mall simply as world class and commended Checkbest International Limited for the bold initiative. He said that “Enyimba Mall is not just a world class facility but also offers exceptional innovative services that the world can copy from, and I am proud that the iconic edifice is standing tall in our beloved Enyimba City”. He challenged those who may have thought that such a trend-setting revolution of standards is impossible in Aba to attend the ‘Mega Products and Fashion Expo’ and see things for themselves”.

The Managing Director/CEO of Checkbest International Limited, Mr. Chiedozie Njoku explained that Enyimba Mall is designed as a fusion of global cutting-edge standards in creating a one-stop shopping-cum-entertainment facility, setting new paradigms that incorporate the needs of local and international users.

According to him, “What we have done is to create a hybrid that carters for the needs of everyone across divides, locally and internationally. Enyimba Mall is not an adopted template but a painstakingly devised centre of excellence in enterprise development, business tourism, recreation and urban renewal. It is a radical departure from our traditional open market culture and semi-urban shopping mall systems, and provides a model that others may borrow from. I make bold to say that it is the first of its kind east of the Niger – fully equipped with high capacity solar energy facility and gas turbine to ensure 24-hour electricity power supply. The best part is – spaces at the Mall are very affordable and we also have a mortgage facility for those who may need such assistance”.

Mr. Njoku further explained that the Mall has ample free areas and car parks, food park, top notch security centres, events and conference halls, adding that most of the roads leading to and from the Mall have been reconstructed by the Abia State government while rehabilitation works are currently in progress on others. He said that the Mall is 100% funded by Checkbest International Limited in a public-private-partnership (PPP) arrangement wherein the Abia State government assisted with land acquisition processes and regulatory permits.

Thanking the Abia State government under Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for its support, Mr. Njoku invited everyone to the event, ‘Mega Products and Fashion Expo’ holding at the Enyimba Mall from December 8-18, 2021, which he said is part of activities marking the opening of the Mall.

Present at the press conference were top business leaders in Aba and environs, top executives of ACCIMA including the Executive Secretary, Mr. Johnson Chidi; the in-coming Vice-President, Trade and Investment, Chief (Mrs) Anne Osakwe; the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Peter Oscar Anaba; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Abia State on Strategic Development Communications, Elder Kennedy Onyema; other government officials and media executives.






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