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Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said his government will employ 450 more youths to strengthen the Task Force on Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks in a bid to clean up Port Harcourt.
Wike also warned that the state government would not tolerate street trading again in the state capital and its environs.
The governor, who spoke after inspecting projects slated for inauguration during his first 100 days in office for the second term on Tuesday, assured the residents that he would work diligently to surpass his first term achievements.
He stated, “With what we have seen, it means the task force will do well. We will employ additional 450 youths to be involved in the operation to clean Port Harcourt. We will not tolerate street trading again.
“Why we have not started arresting and prosecuting is to let the people know that we are a friendly government. But at the end of the week, we will start arresting and prosecuting offenders.
“But for now, we are saying stop that illegal trading and they seem to be complying.”
Source; Punch Newspaper