Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has issued an ultimatum to traders displaying their wares on the streets. The governor who recently decreased Imo State civil service work days to 3 days, says that defaulting traders would be made to lose their goods which will be subsequently sent to different prisons as relief materials.
In a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the State Government, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday, Rochas said:
“Those involved in street trading should go to relief market or Egbada market to have shops to avoid regretting because when government begins to enforce the directive, goods or wares seized from those selling on the streets will be donated to the prisons and motherless babies homes.
“The release also stated that, the government has not declined in its proposed plan on the issue of markets in the state, adding that the next thing would be to take action.”