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Why we are building Rumuokoro Market and Bus Station by Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state government  embarked  on the  construction of the Rumuokoro Market and Bus Station to resolve the traffic congestion  along that area.



Speaking  when he granted audience to the Nyeweli Rumuokoro, Eze Allwell Ohwonda and Leaders of Rumuokoro  Clan at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike also stated  that the Rumuokoro Market and Bus Station  is a step towards stopping street trading in that axis.

He said  after the completion  of the two facilities, nobody would be allowed  to trade on the  major road, while illegal parking of commercial  vehicles on the road would be  discouraged.

He noted that criminals operating along the  road will also be dislodged and the Rumuokoro clan made more secure  for business  and residential  purposes.

He said: "Once we complete the Rumuokoro Market and Bus Station, those trading  on the road will be relocated to the market. We shall therefore  no longer allow people to trade on the  streets.

"The community will be accomodated in the market as well. We will  also a community health centre for Rumuokoro  clan. "

The governor  noted  that his administration  will  continue  to  promote  community  development  across the state, pointing  out  project execution  is one of the  ways to appreciate  the people  for their loyalty  and support.

Earlier, the Nyeweli Rumuokoro, Eze Allwell Ohwonda lauded the governor  for  several  development  projects  in Rumuokoro clan.

The Paramount Ruler whose address  was read by Former National President of NBA, Chief Onueze Okocha thanked the governor for the  recognition and classification  of the Traditional Stool of the area.

The Traditional Ruler assured Governor Wike  of the continued support of the Rumuokoro people, pointing out that the people were looking forward to Governor Wike’s second term in office.