Gov Wike Orders Demolition Of Shanties

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Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the demolition of shanties in Nkpogu, Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The shanties are believed be a location where fake bottled water, carbonated drinks and alcoholic drinks are produced.

The Governor, who gave the order during his visit the area on Sunday, said the government will acquire the land, which according him criminals use for their activities.

Governor Wike told journalists that he had received credible intelligence reports that some criminal networks involved in the production of fake drinks were operating there.

According him, several persons have been afflicted with deadly diseases after innocently purchasing fake products produced by the miscreants operating from the Nkpogu shanties.

In his words “If you look at the area where we are, it is a criminal hideout and I will not waste time immediately demolish the area. In fact, this will place in the next two days.”

Speaking about the “unhygienic” nature of the environment, he said: “I cannot believe that people can turn the whole Port Harcourt a cabbage city instead of a Garden City.

It is unacceptable to me. Like I have always said no decision you will be favourable to everybody. But as far as we are concerned, one will take the right decision and the right thing must be done. We are going to clear all these shanties.”