The Rivers State Government has announced that residents who wants to bury their loved ones should apply to the state ministry of health for guidelines.
Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Paulinus Nsirim confirmed to journalists that the government approved the guidelines for burials, at the state executive meeting held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Government House Port Harcourt. The meeting was presided over by the state governor, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
Nsirim noted that people who want to carryout burials in the state this period should obtain guidelines from the state ministry of health. He confirmed that there are sanctions for those who violate the stipulated conditions and guidelines by the state government.
The conditions for burials are clearly outlined in the booklet, people should take advantage of this opportunity and begin to apply to bury their loved ones, he asserted.