October 28, 2021

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COVID 19: Weeds Take Over Port Harcourt Market

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Following the continued closure of markets in Port Harcourt, as a result of COVID 19, weeds are gradually taking over the markets.

TNN observed that while the gates of markets like the Rumuomasi markets remain shut, weeds have grown around the entrance and exit gates.

It was also observed that some of the traders have resorted to using their vehicles to sell their wares, as the Rivers State government has refused to open the markets.

Penultimate week, the state governor, Nyesom Wike had announced in a statewide broadcast that there were plans to review the issue. But the situation is yet to change.

Some traders have also converted streets to markets, as they could no longer remain carry on without their market.

Wike shut the markets some months ago, as a way of checking the spread of the virus, even though some markets are still in full operation in parts of the state.

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