Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has signed an executive order to prohibit hawking, trading and parking of cars on the newly constructed Rebisi flyover in Port Harcourt.
The executive order titled Executive Order RVSG -23 2020 Pursuant to Sections 1,3 and 9 of the Rivers State Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks (Prohibition) Law 2019, takes effect from November 9, 2020.
With the new law, hawkers and traders are prohibited from displaying any goods outside or in front of any building along or within 100 meters from the flyover.
The order says, “No landlord or caretaker of any building or premises shall permit, approve or encourage the display of goods outside or in front of any such building or premises along or within 100 meters from the foot of the Rebisi Flyover (on both sides) on Aba Road, Port Harcourt .
“Any landlord or caretaker of any building or premises who violates the provisions of paragraph 4 of this Order shall forfeit his building or premises to the Rivers State Government and same shall be acquired for overriding public purpose.”
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