Breaking: Wike Demolishes Two Hotels for Flouting Lockdown Order

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 10 – Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday, ordered the demolition of Prodest Hotel, Eleme, and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne, for allegedly violating the lockdown directives in the state.

Wike had imposed a lockdown and directed all hotels in the state to suspend services immediately as parts of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement released earlier by the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim. some hotels including ‘Prodest’ Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne were marked for demolition for allegedly flouting the government’s directive on the closure of hotels in the state.

The governor had warned residents that failure to comply with the order would attract stiff penalties.

On Sunday afternoon, Wike was said to have personally supervised the demolition of the hotel in Eleme while other government officials headed to Onne.

Wike has been actively involved in the enforcement of the lockdown order.

A few days back, he directed security operatives to transfer some persons to isolation centres in the state. They were found on the streets when they were not on essential duty.

He also ordered the seizure of some trucks which defied the lockdown directive by conveying livestock into the state.

The governor asked that the trucks and the cattle seized be auctioned.

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