Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has decried the manner street traders deface newly constructed roads across Port Harcourt metropolis. Wike spoke on Tuesday after stopping  some traders that defaced parts of the Nkpogu Roundabout on the Garrison-Trans-Amadi-Elelenwo Road under construction by his administration. The governor appealed to the traders to use  existing markets to sell their wares, saying  that their activities by the roadside is not helpful  to aesthetics. 

Wike, who was accompanied by Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia told the street traders that selling at such points also endanger their lives. He directed security operatives  to work with relevant state government agencies to restore sanity on major locations across the state  capital. The governor urged residents of Port Harcourt to support the efforts of the Rivers State Government to improve the sanitation of the state capital.