Governor Wike shuts down Elele goat market in Rivers State

Obinwannem News Governor Wike shuts down Elele goat market in Rivers State

The goat market situated along Elele-Ahoada road in Rivers State has been shut down with immediate effect by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Obinnwannem news gathered that the market is most populated by herders who bring in the animals from the Northern part of the country.

It was confirmed that amidst the lockdown earlier imposed in Igweocha and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas (LGAs), there has been steady increase in populations of goats and their sellers on daily basis in the market.

Going by a statement by the Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim, the State Government “has not approved any Goat Market along Elele/Ahoada stretch of the East Road”.

The statement went further to say; “The Chairmen of Emohua and Ahoada-East Local Government Areas are hereby directed to ensure the illegal Goat Market along Elele/Ahoada is shut down immediately, warning the public of Oginiba Slaughter Market which is no longer in existence for the moment, stressing that anybody who goes there for any form of business will face the full wrath of the law.

“Oil Mill Market has been closed down. All those using Igbo-Etche Road as an alternative illegal market are hereby warned to desist forthwith or risk the destruction of their goods.

“Mbiama Market has been closed down. Any attempt to continue trading activities there will lead to the complete destruction of the market.”

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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