Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
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.