Taking part in illegal business deals is usually a bad idea but at the same time, being ignorant of the proper way of doing any business is even worse. Yes, it is not enough to just learn about a business and then dive into it without making sure you have all the “legal” documents and government approval to do so in your region. This procedure seems to have been violated by many people operating motor parks in Rivers State because a lot of their businesses are currently being hunted by the state government’s taskforce. Similarly, the government has also placed a complete ban on several other illegally structure car-related businesses including auto repair shops and taxi ranks.
Rivers State govt’s taskforce has reportedly begun a state-wide clampdown on illegal motor parks, taxi ranks and mechanic shops
According to press reports, DSP Felix Nwadibeyi – the new taskforce coordinator confirmed to newsmen that officials of the agency have begun patrolling all the streets of Obio Akpor and Port Harcourt LGA in a bid to get rid of illegal motor park operators, street traders and the likes. The task force coordinator also revealed that the officials are particularly on the move to clampdown on illegal mechanic shops, street trading spots, illegal taxi ranks, and unapproved motor parks. He further disclosed that anyone caught by the taskforce will be arrested and also prosecuted according to the government order.
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While the Rivers State govt taskforce is out to hunt for illegal car-related businesses, reports claim that its officials are also taking the time to sensitize residents on the proper ways of carrying out these businesses. This sensitization might be very important at this point because sometimes last year, several residents were already calling for the disbandment of the taskforce.
Below is a press video that captured the moment when some angry Rivers State residents were demanding that the government taskforce be disbanded due to their atrocities.
Rivers residents demand Taskforce disbandment