Wike Bans Street Prostitution, Nightclubs and Night Trading Along Abacha Road, GRA2

Governor Nyesom Wike has announced a ban on the operation of night clubs and street pr*stitution on Abacha Road and other major streets across the state.

Wike, who disclosed this in his New Year message, said such activities causes noise and traffic nuisance in the state in the state capital.

He said no responsible government should tolerate the open display of s*xual party, street pro*titution, dr*g trafficking and other illegal activities.

He also placed a ban on night time trading along Abacha road, street pr*stitution, adding that it is geared towards putting an end to the ha*mful effect on the development of children and the state at large.

He urged residents to obey the directives as anyone found wanting will be prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the state.

In a related development, the Rivers State Governor has directed the 23 local government chairmen to work with community leaders to identify illegal oil refining sites and report to his office for further action.

The governor, in his new year message also directed the chairman of Port Harcourt City, Allwell Ihunda to clampdown on the activities of illegal oil refiners in his area, especially, at the creek road axis.

He said the state government is worried about the soot which has continued to cause health and environmental hazards.

He accused the Federal Government of not doing anything to help, despite calling for intervention to put an end to the menace.

Wike, accused security agencies of aiding illegal oil activities and shielding operators of the act.

The governor, also gave three weeks ultimatum to owners of abandoned trucks parked on major roads to remove them or risk impoundment.

He directed the chairmen of PHALGA, Obio/Akpor, Oyigbo, Eleme and Ikwerre local government areas to enforce the directive.