The Lord Mayor of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area Leads Deputy Mayor, Ward Councillors and Political Appointees to Monitor Environmental Sanitation Exercise.

The Lord Mayor of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Honourable Ihunwo Victor Nyeche JP, today,  led the Deputy Mayor of the Council, Mrs Marian Fiberesima, members of the LGA Legislative Assembly led by the Leader of the Assembly, Honourable Collins Collinzoo, Secretary of the Council,  Mr. Ezebunwo Nyeche, the Chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor, Mr Maxwell Enwukwe Maxwell and other political appointees of the Lord Mayor to monitor the Saturday, 30th June 2018 State-Wide Environmental Sanitation Exercise in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.

Alighting from his Vehicle to see firsthand the job being done at the Mile 3 Motor Park to ensure that the park is used for the purpose it was built for instead of being used as a market, the Lord Mayor and his team were received by the District Police Officer in Charge of Nkpolo Oroworukwo District Police Headquarters, CSP Ikechukwu Okoro, who took The Lord Mayor and  his team on a walk through Bishop Okoye Street, where they accessed the Mile 3 Motor Park.

Inside the motor park, The Lord Mayor met with the Rivers State Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Dr. Reason Onya, who briefed him on the stages of achievements of his ministry in partnership with all the formations of the Nigeria Police to end streeting trading, which he said the traders have declared as a project. 

The Lord Mayor commended the commissioner for what his ministry has achieved so far and called for a synergy between his ministry and the Port Harcourt City Local Government Council to put an end to street trading in Port Harcourt.

At various locations monitored,  The Lord Mayor cautioned some traders  who were displaying their wares to sell during the exercise, but the traders said they were opening for business because the earlier information they got was that the monthly environmental sanitation for June was cancelled.

At the popular creek round market, the Lord Mayor, advised those that were seen sweeping from inside the market to the Dame Patience Jonathan Road (former creek road) to park the refuse and dump them at the Riwama Approved Dump Sites instead of sweeping them into the drainage to avoid blocking the drainage which could lead to flooding.

Of all the areas visited, the compliance at the Borokiri axis of Port Harcourt City Local Government   Area was first class, as most of the areas monitored were already cleaned as at 9am.