Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Ogoni land in Rivers State, today the state Governor Nyesom Wike has announced ban on the operations of motorcycles and tricycles in Gokana and Khana Local Government Areas between 6a.m. and 6 pm.
The governor announced the ban last night in a state broadcast in Port Harcourt.
Governor Nyesome Wike said security agencies in the state have been directed to enforce the ban and ensure full compliance.
He said, “As part of measures to enhance security during Mr President’s visit, I, hereby, place a ban on the operations of motorcycles and tricycles in Gokana
and Khana Local Government Areas between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. today. The security agencies have been directed to enforce this ban and ensure full compliance.
“I call on Rivers people, particularly the people of Ogoniland, to come out in great number and give our president a rousing welcome during his visit.
“Mr President’s visit to the state is both historic and significant. It is historic because it marks his first official visit to the state since assuming office as the
president of this great nation.
“It is most significant because Mr President is not on a political mission, but to kickstart the largest environmental clean-up in our nation’s history, for
which Rivers people and, indeed, the Niger Delta will remain grateful,” he said