Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
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 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.