Illegal Traders Ordered To Vacate PH Streets, Creek Road
Illegal traders along Victoria, Niger and Bende Streets as well
as Creek Road in Port Harcourt town have been given till
Thursday, September 29, 2011 to vacate or face the consequences.
A joint statement by the Chairman of Rivers State Environmental
Sanitation Authority, Hon Isoboye Jack; chairman of Port
Harcourt City Local Government Area, Hon Chimbiko Akarolo and
Controller General of Rivers State Traffic Management Authority
(TIMA-RIV), Mr Nelson Jaja, called on the illegal traders to
abide by relevant laws that prohibit illegal trading.
The illegal traders, they say, have constituted themselves into
activities that run contrary to relevant laws of the state,
hence the need to ensure sanity and cleanliness of the affected
The statement noted that areas that were clearly marked out as
residential and recreational areas have been converted to
markets overnight without any regard for the environment.
Also, owners of abandoned vehicles in Port Harcourt metropolis
have been given one week to remove their vehicles or risk being
towed as scraps.
According to the joint statement, efforts to rid the state
capital of abandoned vehicles will continue for as long as those
who indulge in such acts do not have a change of attitude.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Sanitation Authority, Hon Isobo Jack
has once again called on the residents of Port Harcourt to obey
all sanitation laws or risk being arrested and prosecuted.
Hon Jack, who stated this at the weekend while inspecting
several areas in Port Harcourt, warned that the authority will
not relent in efforts to rid the state of filthy attitudes.
He called on residents to always ensure proper baggage of their
refuse and timely disposal within stipulated period, pointing
out that the authority is doing all it can to discourage people
from being prosecuted by ensuring they do the right thing.
The sanitation boss warned those in the habit of dumping refuse
into drains whenever it rains to desist or risk being sent to