Governor Nyesom Wike has Grants residents 48hrs relaxation of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor lockdown to restock food, medicines and lots of more. Ex- Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu reacts as Supreme Court Voids his 12-year conviction
Wike during a Sunday night broadcast also declared 48hrs (Tuesday and Wednesday) relaxation of the Rivers State Government’s Covid-19 containment lockdown on Port Harcourt and Obio Akpor LGAs to permit residents restock food, medicines and many more.“And so, we’ve done no wrong as all our actions were taken in straightness and justified by, under and within the purview of the chief Orders, which have neither been challenged nor put aside by any competent court of law.” “While we welcome genuine criticisms towards strengthening our intervention measures, no use joining issues with uninformed critics and social media legal practitioners, who, blinded by sheer politics, bias and hatred, have opted to demonize and paint our lawful and responsible actions in bad light.
“Granted that we might not have totally achieved our targets, but we are convinced that, so far, the lockdown and therefore the other measures have impacted greatly in containing and preventing the onslaught of the pandemic on Rivers. Governor announced, the temporary measure was in response to propositions by well-meaning citizens of the State and cautious review of things to enable residents to possess some fresh air. “He declare temporary lifting of the entire lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt LGAs for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020. “All shops, supermarkets, and malls can hospitable the general public for Tuesday and Wednesday. Similarly, all hospitals and banks also can open and supply full services to the general public . “While Oil and gas companies are required to submit list of staff on essential duties to Government, note that there’s no ban on the lifting of petroleum products from depots and other receptacles. “Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor will be total lockdown on Thursday 14th May 2020 and remain until further notice. ” The Governor said all other established restrictions under the chief Orders on social distancing are still effective , including, “Compulsory wearing of mask or scarfs in vehicles and public places, closure of all entry routes into the state. “So far, all our measures and actions against Covid-19 aren’t arbitrary but fully prescribed, guided and backed by the standard laws of our State, especially Executive Order numbers 1 to six , which apply equally to all or any persons.”