Operation Leave The Road Kicks Off In Port Harcourt

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The Special Task Force set up by the  Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, to implement the Operation Leave the Road exercise, yesterday, removed  over 2,000 tyres from the streets of GRA, Nkpogu and Stadium in  Port Harcourt, the state capital.

According to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the  Governor, Electronic Media: “This followed the expiration  of the one-week ultimatum given to street traders, vulcanisers, road side mechanics, artisans, street vendors and other persons who constitute nuisance on the roads by Governor Wike to vacate the roads of Port Harcourt.

“The Task Force also towed away 20 abandoned vehicles from the streets of GRA, Stadium Road and Nkpogu area of Port Harcourt.

Street traders operating in the areas mentioned  were also prevailed upon by the Task Force to ply their trades within the  confines of designated markets in the state capital.

“The Task Force urged vulcanisers to  relocate to designated  motor parks within  the  state capital  where provisions have been  made for them to operate under legally specified conditions.”

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