Covid-19 Update: GOV WIKE BANS STREET FOOTBALL DURING LOCKDOWN IN RIVERS STATE

Gov. Wike

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has sounded a final note of warning to those who indulge in playing street football or jogging during the period of lockdown, describing such activities as an utter disregard of the social distancing directive and the order by the state government, banning public gatherings in the state.

A statement by the Commissioner for information and communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, warned that security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone that will violate the directives, even as it advised parents to warn to their wards to desist from the practice forthwith.

The statement reads thus:

GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

It has come to the notice of Rivers State Government that some individuals are using the period of lockdown to jog and play street football.

This is in utter disregard for the social distancing and ban on public gatherings directives of government.

Parents and Guardians are hereby advised to warn their wards to desist from the practice.

Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone that will violate this directive.

This announcement serves as the last warning to all those involved.

Signed:

Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner for Information and Communications

May 8, 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.