Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers said on Monday that the newly constructed Rumuokoro market would help in decongesting traffic in Port Harcourt.
The newly constructed Rumuokoro market in Port Harcourt has 608 open stalls, 91 lock up shops and modern parks for transporters.
The governor made the assertion in Port Harcourt while inspecting the level of work done on the market.
Wike, who expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done on the project, noted that it would help in decongesting traffic along the Rumuokoro axis in Port Harcourt.
He said that he visited the market to ensure that contractors executed key projects in the State, in line with approved specifications.
According to the governor, the construction of Rumuokoro Market and Bus Station were steps towards ending street trading in that area of Port Harcourt.
Wike noted that upon completion of the market, traders would not be allowed to operate on the roads, adding that illegal parking of commercial vehicles on the roads would also be stopped.
According to him, the government would also stop criminals from operating along the road to ensure that the Rumuokoro axis was secured.
“Once we complete the Rumuokoro Market and Bus Station, those trading on the road will be relocated to the market, we shall therefore no longer allow people to trade on the streets.
“The community will be accommodated in the market as well. We will also build a community health centre for Rumuokoro people,” Wike said.
The governor said that his administration would continue to promote community development across the state, adding that project execution was a means of appreciating the people for their loyalty and support.
The governor also inspected the rehabilitated Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta in Obio/Akpo Local Government Area.