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Wike relaxes lockdown in Rivers after hotels demolition



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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in a State broadcast on Sunday lifted the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for two days with effect from Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

He however said the lockdown is to resume on Thursday, 14th May 2020.
The governor said the relaxation of lockdown was to afford citizens a sigh of fresh air for two days and replenish their foodstuffs and medicines.

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“To this end, I hereby announce the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Governments Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020.

“All shops, supermarkets, and malls can open to the public for Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 and 13 May 2020. Similarly, all hospitals and banks can also open and provide full services to the public.

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“While oil and gas companies are required to submit the list of their staff on essential duties to the government, note that there is no ban on the lifting of petroleum products from depots and other receptacles.

Wike said executive orders which were issued earlier remains in force.

CAPITAL POST earlier reports that Wike personally supervised demolition of two hotels that flouted the lockdown directives on Sunday.

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The demolition generated public outrage.


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