The lockdown in some area of Rivers State took another dimension yesterday, as Governor Nyesom Wike, ordered the demolition hotels in Eleme Council for flouting the state’s directives.
The demolished hotels are Prudent Hotel, Alode in Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne, in Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Council Areas of Rivers State
Wike had on May 5, 2020, charged traditional rulers to set up Task Force in their respective communities to enforce the closure of markets, hotels and bars across the state.
Also, on May 7, he inaugurating the state’s COVID-19 Local Government Task Force, he urged them to identify any hotels and erring bars still operating during the lockdown for demolition.
Wike said, “From tomorrow any hotel that operates will be brought down. Those who disobey the directive will be dealt with decisively .