Wike Closes Down Rivers Road, Jetty Over Sanitation Concerns
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday, declared a complete shutdown of Creek Road, in Port Harcourt.
This was revealed in a statement released by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt.
While explaining the reasons behind the move, the statement pointed to the action of traders who converted the entire length of the road to a market.
Boat operators were not spared either, as they were banned from using the Bonny Jetty.
The Governor condemned the level of filth, insisting that the only condition for the reopening of the jetty is when wholesome sanitation is carried out to rid of the filth.
“The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reaffirmed the closure of Creek Road in Port Harcourt to vehicular and human traffic beginning from midnight on Monday, January 4, to Saturday, January 9, 2021,” the statement partly read.
“Governor Wike also barred boat operators from using the Bonny-Bille Jetty during the same period.
“Governor Wike sternly warned that any trader or boat operator who dares to conduct any form of business along Creek Road and the jetty, would face the full wrath of the law.
“The governor further ordered the removal of all vehicles parked at the jetty and its surrounding environs. He directed law enforcement agencies to ensure that the temporary closure of Creek Road and the Bonny-Bille is enforced,” the statement revealed.