Rivers govt gives stern warning to more wards, as palliatives committee visits more LGAs



Rivers State Government hereby warns residents of Ward 20, Amadi-Ama in Port Harcourt Local Government Area and Mgbuosimini, Rumueme in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area to desist from flouting government directives on lockdown .

Government will deal decisively with the residents of these areas if they are found to default again.

Anyone parading exemption letters except the one issued by the Governor is doing so at his or her own risk as such permits are invalid.

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice has been directed to auction all the vehicles that violated the lockdown order.

Members of the public who are interested to buy the auctioned vehicles are to watch out for details in The Sun, The Nation and Vanguard Newspapers.

(Paulinus Nsirim: Commissioner for Information and Communications; May 7,2020)


Gov Wike distributes foodstuffs to Ahoada West, Emolga

To cushion the effect of the sit-at-home order of the Rivers State Government,  Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday distributed foodstuffs to the people of Ahoada West and Emohua Local Government Areas.

The Governor who was represented by the Chairman of Rivers State Palliatives Committee,  Ambassador Desmond Akawor urged the leaders of the area to ensure that the foodstuffs get to the people.

He said that the foodstuffs must get to the less privileged people irrespective of their political interests.

The Governor urged the people to continue to respect the State Government’s directive aimed at keeping the virus at bay.

At Emohua Local Government Area,  he directed that the foodstuffs get to all the communities of the LGA.

Responding,  the Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area,  Chief Tom Aliezi thanked Governor Wike for his reaching out to the people of the area.

In Ahoada West Local Government Area,  Evangelist Hope Ikiriko said that the Local Government Area appreciates Governor Wike for his commitment to their welfare.

Rev. Cannon Agoma Ogonu (Ward 2), Chief. Abraham Laime (Ward 4), Blessing Gogo (Ward 3) ,Hon. Mrs Amoa  Eniata Abieba (Ward 1)  and Rev Fr. Paul N. Njoku (Ward 1) assured the Rivers State Governor that the foodstuffs will get to those in the rural areas.

Okereke Christopher (Ward 1) and  Jude Odum.
(Ward 1), Chairman of Physical Challenge, Ahoada West thanked Governor Wike for the foodstuffs.