The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has directed Officials of the Local Government Task Force, to identify Hotels in the State, operating during the lockdown, for demolition.
Governor Wike reportedly gave the directive on Thursday, while inaugurating the Rivers State Covid-19 Local Government Task Force, at the Government House, in Port Harcourt, the State capital.
He said: “From tomorrow, move into any Hotel that is operating, identify it, and we will bring down the Hotels.
“I have the political will. Those people who disobey, will face the consequences.”
Speaking further, Governor Wike said that the Officials must be decisive, to ensure that the virus is not accommodated in the State, adding that, they are being drafted to fight an invisible killer, as well as defend the State, saying: “Nobody should come from outside to compound our problems, and import this invisible killer. We will not accept that.”
He appealed to the residents of the State, to sacrifice their time in the fight against the pandemic, emphasising that all hands must be on deck.
“We should not allow what is happening to continue, we do not have the capacity to face it, and there will be no support from any quarter”, he noted.
He however, instructed that Hotels with existing guests, should send their lists to his Office, for scrutiny and approval.