Mile-One Market: Rivers Govt To Handle Street Trading

Emmanuel Ereyi  
Updated December 28, 2017
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing street traders on Boxing Day at Mile One Market, Port Harcourt.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said he wants to address the challenge of street trading in Mile-One Market in Port Harcourt and therefore is working hard for the completion of the market.

Wike during an inspection of construction of the Mile-1 Market and Health Centre at Agip area on Tuesday, December 26 said he was not happy seeing the traders on the road, noting that street trading poses a risk.

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“Every time I come here and see you people by the roadside, it hurts me because life shouldn’t be like this for you. This is why I have resolved that this festive period, I will work to make sure that every promise made would be fulfilled.

“We have been running around to make sure that we deliver the projects that we promised. I will do everything possible to finish this one, so everybody will move down there,” he said.

The governor asked the traders to endure temporary setback until the ultra-modern market is completed for their use noting that it will be completed soonest.

He was accompanied on the inspection by Former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo and elder statesman, Prince Emma Anyanwu.