Wike sacks SA, dissolves Task Force on Illegal Street trading


Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday sacked the Special Assistant on the State Task Force on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks, Bright Amaewhule, and subsequently dissolved the Task Force.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, in a statement on Tuesday indicated that the governor approved the dissolution of with immediate effect, in addition to  relieving the SA of his appointment.

The commissioner subsequently declared: “members of the Task Force are hereby directed to return the operational vehicles and Identity Cards of the body to the Office of the Secretary to State Government not later than 4.00p.m on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.” He stated that they will be paid their salaries as they return the vehicles and Identity Cards.

The commissioner added that the state government will reconstitute the Task Force after proper orientation and training.