The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has confirmed his intentions to dissolve the Rivers State Taskforce on illegal trading and motor parks. He made this declaration in a statement released online.
Part of the statement reads;
“His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State has approved the dissolution of the State Taskforce on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks with immediate effect”
The governor had asked all task force officers to return their identity cards along side their operational vehicles to the office of the State Secretary General and as they do so, they will be paid their salaries.
“Members of the Taskforce are hereby directed to return the operational vehicles and Identity Cards of the body to the Office of the Secretary to State Government not later than 4p.m tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
“They will be paid their salaries as they return the vehicles and Identity Cards” He added
In line with the above, Governor Wike also confirmed the relieve of Mr Bright Amaewhul as the Special Assistant to the Governor on the Taskforce.
“Consequently, the Special Assistant to the Governor in charge of the Task Force, Mr. Bright Amaewhule has been relieved of his appointment” he said.
In the statement that carries this authority, the governor did not state any reason for relieving the SA, however, it says that the government would consider reconstituting the taskforce after “proper orientation and training”
“Government will reconstitute the Taskforce after proper orientation and training “