Wike lifts ban on night curfew in Rivers

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has announced the relaxation of existing curfew the entire state beginning from Wednesday, July 7.

The governor stated this in a state broadcast Tuesday in Port  Harcourt, saying that government  acknowledged the negative impacts of the curfew businesses and the social life of residents.

He explained that the of the curfew was also sequel to the considerable improvement in the situation of the state as well as other neighbouring states.

Wike said government’s primary reason of imposing the curfew was to protect lives and property rather than make life difficult for residents.

He thanked residents of Port Harcourt for their understanding and throughout the duration of the curfew.

He urged the public to remain conscious and report any suspicious situation to the agencies for immediate action.

our part, we will not fail to deploy every resource at our disposal to ensure the safety of lives and property while advancing the wellbeing of all residents.

“This is the very reason we are clearing the state of shanties that have become veritable sanctuaries for criminals and negative activities across the state.

“Clearly, our actions in this direction are not directed or targeted at any particular person, identity or group,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the state government had in to the breaches imposed a night-time curfew the state land borders with other states April 27. (NAN)