Rivers State Governor, NYESOM WIKE has renamed the former Port Harcourt Fruit Garden Market to Ogbum Nu-Abali Fruit Garden Market Port Harcourt.
Governor WIKE who made the declaration while commissioning the newly rebuilt market said time has come when government would begin to recognize communities where government projects are cited.
The Governor warned the traders not to try using union to pay taxes, saying that the government under his administration must collect tax directly, just as he disclosed that two hundred and six traders benefited four hundred thousand naira each as victims of the fire incident.
Governor WIKE assured that those who owns shops before it was burnt will be considered first in the allocation of shops, followed by the host community before any other person.
Governor WIKE cautioned traders at the fruit garden against trading on the road and not sanitizing the environment, warning that anyone found trading on the road will be denied of his shop.
Earlier, the chairman of the fruit garden market, CHIGOZIE NNODIM after commending the governor for fulfilling his promised of rebuilding the market, requested that government should install fire devices and other protective measure to avoid the repeat of what happened at the market.
You will recall that the former Port Harcourt Fruit Garden Market was gutted down by fire on the 27th of September, 2018 and witnessed a massive ground breaking ceremony for the rebuilding of the market by Governor WIKE on the 7th of October same last year and is been commissioned as part of the projects by the governor in second term parts of series of one hundred days in office projects to be commissioned by the governor.