sale of the abandoned 17- Storey Stock Exchange Building near Federal
Road Safety Corps office on Aba Road, Port Harcourt.
The State Executive Council meeting presided over by Rivers State
Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike reached the decision following reports
that criminal elements have taken over the facility acquired by the
Rivers State Government.
Addressing journalists on Sunday, Rivers State Information and
Communication Commissioner, Paulinus Nsirim said the Rivers State
Government decided to acquire the building because construction work on
the was abandoned in 2012 due to lack of fund.
He said the structure has become a hideout for criminals in that part
of the state capital.
Nsirim said the Rivers State Executive Council approved that the 17
storey building which has provision for four lifts be placed on public
He informed that council also approved that advertisements be placed
in the media to invite buyers.