Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has temporarily lifted the total lockdown imposed on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas. The temporary reprieve will last for two days only, with effect from Tuesday May 12, 2020.
Governor Wike in a Sunday night broadcast said the government “after a cautious review of the situation, decided to implement a partial relaxation of the lockdown measures, to enable residents to have some fresh air and replenish their foodstuffs and medicines.”
He said, “To this end, I hereby announce the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Governments Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020.
“All shops, supermarkets, and malls can open to the public for Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 and 13 May 2020.”
He added, “Similarly, all hospitals and banks can also open and provide full services to the public, while oil and gas companies are required to submit the list of their staff on essential duties to Government, note that there is no ban on the lifting of petroleum products from depots and other receptacles.”