Rivers govt officials hijack Fruit Market shops,set to Sell them at N2 million



Rivers govt officials hijack Fruit Market shops,set to Sell them N2 million each as a current serving Commissioner was seen fighting dirty with market women because of 2M only.
According to The Port City News,
When the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, renamed the Port Harcourt Fruit Garden Market as Ogbum nu Abali Fruit
Market and also transferred its ownership right to the people of Ogbum nu Abali, many progressive-minded Rivers people and lovers of Justice hailed it as a right step in the right direction, given the fact that for the first time, it would give the owners of the land the opportunity to benefit from the project.

TPCN gathered that the government officials hijacked the shops at the front line downstairs of the newly rebuilt magnificent two-storey market edifice because of their strategic position that makes them to be considered as hot cake.

TPCN learnt that on Friday, June 12, 2020, some state government officials, one of which was alleged to be a commissioner, having perhaps heard of the occupation of their shops by some traders, zoomed into the market with armed security officers and forcefully chased the traders away.

Then, a ribbon was used to separate and save the front line shops from encroachment by traders.

When TPCN visited the market on Saturday the ribbon was still seen enclosing the front line shops. It was also gathered from sources in the market that the asking price for each of the shops is two million naira.

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