Rivers State governor in a live broadcast yesterday has placed bans on two local government areas in the state. The two local government affected are Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpor local government area. The bans will start on Thursday 7th May and will be 24 hours.
During the broadcast, the Governor Wike said:
Hotels, guest houses and beer parlors will remain closed,
requests for waivers and entry permits from oil and gas companies will be considered on a case by case basis.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike announced a 24-hour total lock down and a dusk-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas as part of the State Government’s measures to check the spread of corona virus.
More so, Governor Wike said: “Consequently, we have decided on the extreme measure of placing the entire Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas under a 24 hours total lockdown from Thursday 7thMay 2020 until further notice.
Governor Wike said with the declaration, all residents of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas must stay at home. Anyone seen outside will be arrested and prosecuted.
He said: “On no account should there be any vehicular movements or gathering of more than two persons in these Local Government Areas, except those on essential services with appropriate authorization;
“All shops, trading or business activities, including currency exchange, in these Local Government Areas must also remain closed until further notice.
“All Landlords are advised to ensure that no shop or trading activity is opened or carried out in or around their premises or risk the confiscation of their property by the Government.
“Any person, group or institution that violates the lock down and curfew in these Local Government Areas will be made to face the full wrath of the law”
Recall, that in March this year the state Governor placed partially lock down on some areas.