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.