The Rivers State Government has announced that the Ogbum-nu-abali Fruit Market will reopen for daily business activities beginning Monday 8th June 2020. The market has be closed for months now due to the directive of the state government.
The State Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Bariere made this known after the state executive council meeting held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Government House Port Harcourt. The meeting was presided over by the state governor, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
The commissioner noted that all persons allotted shops at the newly constructed market that was gutted by fire have been issued designated bank accounts into which to pay the agreed shop allocation fees. He equally confirmed that any person who fails to pay within the stipulated time will risk losing ownership of the shop.
Dr. Bariere furthermore stated that hand washing facilities will be provided at the entrances of the market for use by people. He stressed that persons going to do business at the market must observe all public health and safety standards including the use of face masks.
He also urged members of the public to obey all the directives of the state government.