Gov Nyesom Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike has declared 19 persons wanted for operating illegal refineries in Rivers state.
In a state-wide broadcast on Sunday, January 9, Wike threatened to expose more accomplices of illegal refiners.
The Rivers state Governor also directed the Head of Service of Rivers State to query and possibly recommend the prosecution of a Director in the Rivers State Civil Service for aiding the operation of illegal refineries in the state.
Wike further ordered the immediate prosecution of those arrested for illegal trading and contravening the ban on the use of motorcycles in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt, the two metropolitan Local Government Areas of Rivers State.
He restated the ban on the use of motorcycles in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt, as well as a ban on the use of makeshift buildings and umbrellas by traders in the G.R.A phases one and two.