Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday frowned at the operations of illegal parks and street trading around the ongoing flyover projects in the state.
Wike complained about the development during his inspection of the four ongoing flyover projects in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas of the state.
The governor stressed that such despicable activities did not speak well of the state that was investing huge resources to enhance its status.
“We have taken a decision that we are going to barricade and stop operations of all the unnecessary motor parks that are springing up in the state.
“We want to make sure that people know that they cannot just wake up in the morning and decide to take government space and use it as their private park,” he said.
Besides, Wike warned that henceforth, any business place with filthy surroundings and garbage would be sealed.
He said that the decision was aimed at checking the carefree attitude and apathy of some members of the public toward sanitation issues.
The governor reiterated his administration commitment towards advancing the state and improving the quality of life of its citizens.
Wike said that with commitment and passion, any sincere government could accomplish a lot, in terms of providing basic infrastructure that could transform the lives of the people.
He vowed that his administration would continue to honour the social contract it had with the citizens in 2015 on the provision of good governance and quality infrastructure.