Gov Wike suspends Obiakpor LG Chairman, Vice, impose curfew on specific localities

Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed dusk to dawn curfew on specific localities in Port Harcourt and environs in furtherance aggressive measures to check spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Rivers State.

Wike also suspended Solomon Eke, Chairman of Obio Akpor LG along with his vice, for perceived failure to implement the state’s directive on the closure of markets, just as he warned that the curfew could stretch statewide.

The Governor said: “From Tuesday, March 31, 2020, there will be dusk to dawn curfew from Obiri-Ikwerre Junction (Ozuoba, Rumualogu) to Choba and from Education Bus Stop to Agip Junction, Ikwerre Road.

“All beer parlours and public drinking joints are hereby closed because they have suddenly become an extension of night clubs earlier shut down.

“Any beer parlour or public drinking joint found open shall be acquired by the State Government. All landlords are advised to warn tenants who use their property as beer parlours or public drinking joints to adhere to this directive”.

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