Arochukwu now houses Aro News headquarters, Bankers jubilate as First Bank resumes services

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History was made on Wednesday, 30 December, 2015. That was the day and date Sir Chikwe Udensi, an illustrious son of Atani, Arochukwu and one of the gubernatorial candidates in the 11 April 2015 governorship election in Abia State, graciously commissioned the corporate headquarter-office of Aro News Publications Ltd, strategically located at Isimkpu, Arochukwu, in the presence of many of the governing/editorial board members, including the chairman, Mazi Emma Kanu Ivi, Mazi Anicho Okoro, and Mazi Oscar Okoro, the company secretary.

Commissioning the office, Sir Chikwe Udensi (Ugwu Aro) commended the publishers of Aro News for deeming it fit to open its corporate headquarters in Arochukwu where the people of Arochukwu could go to buy the community piece and transact other businesses with the news paper. Sir Chikwe Udensi announced he would off-set the rent of the office for two years in addition to donating a computer set and an air-conditioner for the office.

Meanwhile, the Arochukwu bureau correspondent of Aro News, Mazi Ogbonnaya Akoma, has requested all those who want to buy copies of back numbers of Aro News, current editions and those who want to place adverts in Aro News to feel free and walk into the office at Isimkpu and do so, including depositing news stories from any part of Arochukwu, or to book for cover of events in the villages, describing Aro News as ‘Our newspaper that should serve Aro sons and daughters in all aspects.’

Meanwhile, the people of Arochukwu, Ihechiowa, Isu and Ututu, including the workers in Arochukwu who bank with First Bank in Arochukwu, have expressed happiness that Arochukwu branch of the bank, closed after the 1 January 2016 armed robbery that claimed the life of a well-known and illustrious son of Amuvi, Arochukwu, has restored normal banking services from the end of January 2016, more than one year after the bank stopped its services to the people; to the relish of Arochukwu community, their visitors and residents alike.

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