Rivers says not owing members of sacked task force on street trading


It may be the turn of the members of the task force on illegal trading and motor parks in Rivers State to gnash their own teeth and beg. This is because the State Government has re-emphasized that it does not owe any member of the defunct Rivers State Task Force on Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks any salaries.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, stated this today in Port Harcourt during an interactive session with a journalist.

According to the Secretary to the State Government, following His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wikes’ dissolution of the Task Force, all members who complied with the Governor’s directive to return their ID Cards were cleared for payment.

“As I speak to you, I am certain that all compliant members of the dissolved task force have received their alert,” he said.

He regretted that the laudable intention of the Governor to restore Port Harcourt and its environs to its Garden City status and engender a rebirth of its aesthetic beauty was almost frustrated due to the rascality and greed of some taskforce members.

“Please be rest assured that His Excellency would soon introduce a more effective initiative that can help deliver this good intention for all lovers of Rivers State”, he added.