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Governor Wike addressing Street Traders at Rumuodomanya on Tuesday.
Governor Wike addressing Street Traders at Rumuodomanya on Tuesday.

Wike Meets Street Traders In Port Harcourt


-Promises To Build New Markets To Accommodate Them

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Tuesday, met with hundreds of street traders at Rumuodomanya, Rumuokoro  and Okoronuodo  communities  of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, with the pledge to build new markets to accommodate them.

He told the traders that the decision to relocate them to new markets was for their safety as street trading exposed them to more dangers.

“I am here to personally talk to you because I know the level of support I got from the markets during the last elections.  Therefore, all my actions are geared towards improving the environment where you do business.

“I know that you are on the road to seek your daily upkeep, but it should not be at the expense of other road users and your own wellbeing” he said.

The governor stated that the street traders along Rumuodomanya Road will be moved to a location provided by the community.  He said the new market will be ready in two months.

The governor also informed that the area where the street traders cluster will be fenced off for the easy flow of traffic.  He added that the former location for street trading will also be beautified.

At  Rumuokoro and Okoronuodo,  the governor  also promised to construct markets at locations  provided by the two communities.

He called on the traders to continue to support his administration, pointing out that he will always protect their interest.

The governor also visited the motor park at Rumuokoro, which has been taken over by the State Government.

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