Port Harcourt — Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, at the weekend charged oil multinationals operating in the state, to support the state government by donations, towards the containment of the corona virus pandemic.
Governor Wike in a statewide broadcast, said the charge was parts of the decisions take at a meeting of the State Security Council.
The governor also announced that implementation of palliative to cushion the effect of the sit-at-home direct, will soon take effect.
According to him, ” International Oil Companies operating in the state should support government by donating towards the containment of the virus.
“Implementation of palliatives to cushion the effect of recent directives on the citizens will soon take effect.
“Commercial vehicle operators will soon get appropriate directives on their operations in order to maintain social distancing.”
Governor Wike also lifted the curfew imposed on some parts of the state, which according to him was imperative as residents of the affected areas disobeyed the sit-at-home order designed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“My Dear Good People of Rivers State, let me sincerely thank all of you for your patience and understanding all these days.
“The sacrifices we are all making have greatly helped us not to record any positive case since the index case was reported.
“As we continue to put in our best as human beings, we expect that the Almighty God will intervene on our behalf and wipe away this plague from our midst.
“May I therefore urge you all to continue to seek the face of God as we earnestly await His divine intervention.”