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Wike inspects Rumuokoro Market and Park, expresses satisfaction


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed satisfaction with the quality of work at the Rumuokoro Market and Park.




The governor who spoke on Monday  during his inspection of the market which has been completed , noted  that it will help to decongest traffic along that route.


Governor Wike  said his visit to the market is to ensure that contractor executed the key project in line with approved specifications.


The market was started by Governor Wike  to check street trading along that route.


The Rumuokoro Market and Park has 608 open stalls, 91 lock up shops and Modern Park for transporters.


It will be recalled that Governor Wike in February, 2017 explained to the leaders of Rumuokoro why he started the construction of the market and park.


The governor had earlier explained to the street traders why they will be relocated by his administration .



Speaking  when he granted audience to the Nyeweli Rumuokoro, Eze Allwell Ohwonda and Leaders of Rumuokoro  Clan at the Government House, Port Harcourt in February  2017, Governor Wike  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.

The governor also inspected the rehabilitated Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta.