Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has threatened to shut down the ever popular Oil Mill market in the state. This is for disobeying his directives on the closure of markets and businesses. Wike made this known during a state-wide broadcast today, on the fight against the COVID-19 in the state.
Wike stated that commercial drivers could be banned and replaced with government buses after the state security meeting today. This is for failing to obey his directive on social distancing.
The governor who blasted the federal government for lack of assistance in the fight against the pandemic, equally complained of the lack of a testing centre in the state.
The governor urged security agents at the borders to work harmoniously with the task force to ensure no unauthorised person enters the state. He noted that he is not against oil workers entering the state but that such persons must be screened to ascertain their COVID-19 status.
Lastly, the governor announced that residents are to compulsorily wear face masks in all public spaces in Port Harcourt.