Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved “Operation
Leave the Road” in Port Harcourt, the state capital .
Under the “Operation Leave the Road” , street traders, vulcanisers,
road side mechanics , artisans, street vendors and other persons who
constitute nuisance on the roads have been given one week to vacate
A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State
Governor on Electronic Media declared that any person who flouts
this directive at the expiration of the one-week ultimatum , would
be arrested and prosecuted.
The statement informed that all damaged vehicles must be moved away
from all the roads within one-week, failure which they would be
impounded and their owners prosecuted.
The governor stated that a Task Force will be established to
implement the new directive and ensure the maintenance of order on
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