With the recent fencing of the flyover area of the Isaac Boro Park in Port Harcourt, fear has gripped the people who do business there.
For example, findings from “The Tide” indicate that bread dealers who are the most affected among others expressed the fear that soon their trade would be in jeopardy as there is no other place for them to do their usual business.
Although it was generally believed that the Rivers State Government was behind the fencing in order to sanitise and beautify the area, a source hinted that a private developer was the brain behind the action. Nobody has interrupted him since he began work on the fencing.
As at the time of filing this report, efforts made to see the Rivers State Commissioner for Urban Development Osima Gina for clarification were unsuccessful.