Benin - Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo on Tuesday ordered the arrest and prosecution of roadside traders in Benin metropolis for allegedly destroying the beauty of the city.
Oshiomhole gave the directive during a stop-over at the popular New Benin Market while returning from an inspection of ongoing projects in the state capital.
Describing the attitude of the traders as wicked, he said that government had spent so much to rehabilitate the roads as well as construct walkways which were being messed up.
He warned that government would no longer treat the action of the traders mildly as any trader caught trading by the roadside would be arrested and prosecuted.
On the re-mobilisation of the contractors handling various projects in Benin to site, the governor assured the people of the state that his administration would not abandon any project it initiated.
He urged the contractors to step up activities to ensure speedy completion of all on-going projects across the state since the rains had stopped.
The governor also assured the people that government would not compromise the quality of job, saying that the state needed jobs that would stand the test of time.
The governor, in the company of the state commissioners for works, Osarodion Ogie; information, Louis Odion, and some members of the state executive council, visited the project sites at Upper Mission, Okhoro and Forestry roads.