As part of efforts by the Rivers State Government to sanitize and restore Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital to its “Garden City” status, the Chairman of Rivers State United Motorcycle Commercial Association (RUMCA), Comrade Christian Reuben Owhorkiri has lauded Governor Nyesom Wike for putting a 'square peg in a square hole'.
Addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt recently, Comrade Owhorkiri said that his Association was ready to partner with the state government, adding that his members would as well help the Taskforce set up by Gov. Wike by assisting them to achieve their goal.
He stated that members of RUMCA are all registered and have their identity cards that always indicate their area of operation (Aluu branch) pointing out that, they are all obedient and responsible individuals.
Comr. Owhorkiri disclosed that since the establishment of the Taskforce by the Rivers State government, his group has identified with them in all ramifications. He blamed the Keke and Taxi drivers for boycotting the specified bus-stops, calling on the Taskforce to arrest and prosecute members who default.
According to the Chairman, entry has been made at Aluu Police Division in order to partner with them to curb the menace. He promised to continue to work together with the Taskforce for the good of the people.
In the same vein, Mr. Ephraim Kamalu, a member of the Taskforce covering East/West Road from Obiri Ikwerre to Choba has described zone 11 as the best group. He admitted that, leading a people is not easy but noted that efforts are yielding dividends.
He disclosed that, his group (Zone 11) is in need of rain coats, First Aids kits, and court to enable them discharge their obligations effectively, adding that, the effort of Hon. Bright Amaewhule (SA) must be commended.
However, Elder Ogundah, Chairman of motorcycle body under the National Union of Road Transport Workers commended Rivers State government on the establishment of the Taskforce, saying their presence has reduced traffic on the roads.
He used the medium to appeal to the government not to stop motorcycle riders (okada) because of unemployment, adding that, they would all cooperate to sanitize the state.