It will be recalled that the Rivers State Governor inspected flood impacted locations on Sunday where he directed immediate remedial measures.
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured market women at the Creek Road Market in Port Harcourt that his administration will construct a befitting market for them.
Speaking on Monday during his inspection of Projects, Governor Wike appealed to some of the market women trading on the middle of the road to immediately vacate the road.
He explained that he had to personally interface with the market women because the contractor handling the road complained that the traders were obstructing ongoing construction work.
According to the governor, there is no need to apply force because the construction of the road will be beneficial to the market women.
He said: “I am here to personally appeal to you to stop trading on the middle of the road. This will allow the contractors to continue with their job.
“The contractors must have to finish this job. It will not be wise that the state’s money is lost because you are distracting the contractors. Please assist me by leaving the middle of the road, so that they can work”.
In a related development, in line with the directive of Governor Wike, engineers from Julius Berger and the State Ministry of Works started preliminary work at different flood impacted locations in the state.