Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has announced the relaxation of existing curfew on the entire state beginning from Wednesday, July 7.
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 cooperation throughout the duration of the curfew.
“On 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.