Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the State Government is using urban renewal to address security issues in parts of the state capital.
Speaking with journalists on Friday after inspecting Ayamakara area in Ogbunabali, where the State Government recently demolished shanties , Governor Wike said that any shanty that poses a security threat will be brought down.
He said that the landlords at Ayamakara in Ogbunabali were duly compensated before the State Government demolished the shanties.
According to the governor, criminals used the shanties in the area as their hiding place to commit crime.
He said: “We decided that there will be no hiding place for criminals. All the waterways in this area will be cleared. Thereafter, we will decide the nature of development that will take place.
“Already, investors are coming for mixed development in the Nkpogu reclaimed area. “
The governor said that the State Government will continue to develop the security of the state through proactive initiatives.
Governor Wike also inspected the construction of the cinema and restaurants at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park and Doctors Quarters at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
13th April, 2018