Governor Nyesom Wike is expected to issue an executive order banning  trading aĺong the road any moment from now.

This is line with the vow he made during the commissioning of the Rebisi Flyover in Port Harcourt.

Wike who dropped the hint last week said the order will compel landlords to bear part of the responsibility for ending street trading in the State capital.
He condemned the art of trading by the roadside, saying it inconveniences road users.

He disclosed that an executive order will be signed by him on Monday, that is today, to discourage the practice.

The Executive Order which is being awaited would make it an offence for any landlord to allow traders to display wares for sales in front on their buildings.

It is not yet clear how landlords would be able to fend off street traders on their own, but there are indications that some landlords earn money from such traders who operate in front of their houses.

The new order contemplated by Government will force landlords to forfeit their houses to government.

The Land Use Act empowers the government to acquire property in the overall public good.