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Rivers state governor, Mr Nyesom Wike .

Uchendu Mark – Port Harcourt

Five truck drivers have been convicted for violating the Rivers state restriction of movement Order.

Accordingly, their trucks will be auctioned, Governor Nyesom Wike, said while addressing journalists during the monitoring of citizens’ compliance to the lockdown Order.

“The undermentioned vehicles, whose owners have been convicted and the ownership thereof already forfeited to the State, will duly be auctioned by the Deputy Sheriff of the State High Court: IVICO Truck with Reg. No. KBK 336 XA;
DAF Truck with Reg. No. MUB 20 YH;
HOWO Truck with Reg. No. HNG 608 XA; and DAF Truck with Reg. No. PKM 594 XA”, the governor said.

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Wike said the state government will not fail to unleash the full weight of the law on any person or body of persons, who attempts to put themselves and other innocent citizens at the risk of spreading Coronavirus in the State.

He posited that the lockdown in Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt City local government areas was an additional measure prescribed in the State Executive Order No. 006.

The governor went round to monitor the extent of compliance with the lockdown which is directed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and advancing public health and safety in the state.

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Wike thanked residents of Rivers state for complying with the lockdown order, urging them to cooperate with the state government in the face of the escalation of cases of Coronavirus in Rivers state.

“Our resolve and commitment remain strong and total; and as we continue to urge everyone of us to treat this as a matter of life or death, our message to you remains constant: obey our directives to stay at home and protect yourself, your family and our State from the spread of COVID-19, there is certainly no choice on this, Staying at home and staying safe for now is not just mandatory; it is the best available option in the circumstance.”

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“In particular, I wish to commend the Rumuigbo community vigilante for rising to the challenge, as any responsibly community should do, by intercepting a lorry-load of livestock with 50 persons who illegally entered the State in violation of the lockdown orders”, Wike added.