Covid-19: Rivers to take ownership of clubs, cinemas that disregard orders


Rivers State government says it will take over ownership of nightclubs and cinemas who flout its directives to stop operation as part of measures to contain the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nyesom Wike, the state governor said the state was working to save lives through its tough measures.

Wike spoke on Wednesday when he inaugurated a task force to enforce the ban on public and religious gatherings at the Government House in Port Harcourt. The governor chairs the committee.

The governor directed security agencies to begin enforcement of the decisions taken by the government to keep the state safe.

He said: “This is to ensure there is compliance to all decisions taken by the government. I urge the security agencies to be firm in the implementation of our decision to close our borders.

“Any cinema or nightclub that opens will be acquired by the government. We have banned people from coming to the Government House, except on invite.”