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
the roads
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
the roads.