The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has approved the construction of a Primary School, at the location of the demolished Prodest Hotel, in Eleme Local Government Area of the State.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, told Newsmen in Port Harcourt, the State capital, on Wednesday, that the Primary School would serve the people of the State better.
He said: “Governor Wike and the Rivers State Security Council, took the decision to demolish the Hotel, in the interest of Rivers State and her people. Days before that demolition, everyone was aware that the State Government sensitised the people on the consequence of flouting the Executive Order 6.
“Having demolished that Hotel, Governor Wike has approved that a Primary School be constructed at that location, to serve Rivers people. This is what a responsive government will do.”
Arguing that the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the State, is premised on the rule of law, Nsirim recalled that the Governor was the first to sign an Executive Order, that led to border closure and other actions in the State.
He added: “This was done on March 19, 2020. After initial criticisms, other States followed suit. There is no wisdom placing finance ahead of human lives.
“As we speak, many offenders have been tried and convicted under Executive Orders. This is not a lawless situation; Governor Wike is working hard to protect Rivers people, within the ambit of the law.”