Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to shut down the Bonny-Bille-Nembe Jetty in Port Harcourt if there are reported cases of criminality or physical violence in the area.
He stated this at the commissioning of the remodeled Bonny-Bille-Nembe Jetty by the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Saturday.
The governor stated that the zeal to provide an enabling environment for sea travellers and boost the marine economy of the state, spurred his administration to remodel the once dilapidated jetty first built in the 1950s.
He also stated that he decided to remodel the dilapidated infrastructure because he firmly believes that the people of the State deserve the best infrastructure required to boost economic activities and enhance the well-being of the people.
He, however, noted his administration will not tolerate criminal activities around the remodelled jetty.
“Don’t come here and kill people. Don’t come here and kidnap people. Don’t come here to act like thugs and criminals.”