*GOV NYESOM WIKE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY TO RECONSTRUCT THE BISHOP OKOYE ROAD,STOP SELLING ON THE ROAD,YOU ARE DAMAGING AND DEFACING THE ROAD,SIR ALLWELL IHUNDA TELLS TRADERS*
_Issues a seven day ultimatum to traders in Rumuwoji Ultramodern Market to vacate the toilet facilities_
Mayor Of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Sir Allwell Ihunda has appealed to street traders on Bishop Okoye to stop plying their trade on the street.
He made the appeal when he visited the Nkpolu Oroworukwo and Rumuwoji Ultramodern Markets in company with a retinue of his aides.
He described as unfortunate a situation were Gov Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has spent so much money to rehabilitate the road only for traders to damage and deface parts of the road.
He warned the traders to leave the road immediately or stand the risk of losing their goods.
Asides the fact that street traders damage and deface portions of the road,street trading poses grave danger to the traders.
Sir Allwell Ihunda discovered that most of the shops in the market are vacant,traders abandoned the shops and find it very pleasant to trade on the street.
He urged the traders to move back into the market that was constructed for their business activities or have him to contend with.
He directed the Supervisor For Environment,Chief Frederick Akinimieyeofori and the Sanitation Committee Chairman,Mr Mgbamoka Christian to work out modalities that will address the flooding issues of the market within two weeks.
Earlier,Sir Allwell Ihunda visited the Rumuwoji Ultramodern Market.
He expressed total displeasure at what he saw in the market.
He issued a 7-day ultimatum to traders occupying public conveniences,car parks, gatehouse and shops housing electrical panels to vacate or have their goods confiscated.
“We observed with total displeasure with what we have seen here today.
Out of twenty four toilets,twenty have been converted to shops by the traders,leaving only four toilets which cannot serve the entire Rumuwoji market.
We are giving the traders a 7-day ultimatum to vacate the toilet facilities so we can reconstruct the toilets and put them in use for public convenience”,Sir Allwell Ihunda said.
He said he will not allow anyone disrupt the development process of his administration,he is determined to return sanity to markets in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.
(Chief Press Secretary PHALGA)
8th September 2021.