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COVID-19: Wike orders demolition of hotels in Portharcourt



Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the demolition of  Prudent Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel Onne for flouting the closure of hotels.

Hotels were ordered closed as part of measures to ensure effective implementation of the lockdown in the state, but the affected hotels were said to have remain open for businesses.

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In a statement issued by the Commissioner for information and Communications, Mr. Paulinus Nsirim also added that a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth leader has been declared wanted.

The youth leader in Eleme Local Government  Area, Princewill Osarowjiji was alledgedly involved in various criminal activities in the State.

The statement said: “Rivers State Government has declared the youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Eleme Local Government Area, Mr Princewill Osaroejiji, wanted for various criminal activities.

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“A Five Million Naira reward will be given to anyone who will give law enforcement agencies useful information that will lead to his arrest.

“In another development, Prudent Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne are to be demolished for flouting Government directive on the closure of hotels in the State.”

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