Monday, October 21, 2019

Wike threatens to disband Task Force on Street Trading

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to sack the Task Force on Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks if the report about extortion and compromise against members continues.

Addressing members of the Task Force at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday Evening, Wike regretted that the operatives have compromised in some locations, negatively affecting their performance.

He said that the Task Force, through reduced performance has allowed street traders to return to Mile One, Air Force Junction, Rumuokoro and Agip areas of the state capital. He however praised the team operating in Garrison.

He said: “If the productivity of the Task Force continues to go down by tomorrow, I will dissolve the Task Force. We will not tolerate a situation where the progress we have made is reversed.”

Wike warned the operatives against acts of extortion , saying that they must focus on their official responsibility.

He said: “All acts of extortion must stop forthwith. Any operative found wanting in this regard will be sanctioned. There is no reason why you should receive bribes from defaulters.”

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