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Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by dre11(m): 4:32pm On May 13
..We lost COVID-9 taskforce member attacked in hotel, says Rivers govt

By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Government Wednesday announced the death of a member of its Taskforce on COVID-19 attacked by hoodlums at the demolished Prodest Hotel in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, who though did not mention the name of the victim, said he died from injuries he sustained during the incident.

Nsirim, who spoke in Port Harcourt, justified the actions of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, saying the governor was combating the spread of the Coronavirus with the rule of law.

The commissioner said the governor approved the conversion of the demolished hotel site to a primary school to serve the people of the state adding that the opposition hijacked the demolition incident.

He said: “The latest issue that has been hijacked by opposition elements is the demolition of two hotels in Eleme, after they deliberately flouted Executive Order 6.

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“These two hotels, Prodest Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne not only flouted the Executive Order, the Hotel Manager of Prodest invited the wanted PDP Eleme Youth Leader, Princewill Osaroejiji, who came with thugs to unleash mayhem on Task Force operatives on ground to close down the facility.

“As we speak, one of the Task Force operative lost his life last night. Governor Wike and the Rivers State Security Council took the decision to demolish the hotel in the interest of Rivers State and her people. Days before that demolition, everyone was aware that the State Government sensitized the people on the consequence of flouting Executive Order 6.

“Having demolished that hotel, Governor Wike has approved that a primary school be constructed at that location to serve Rivers people. This is what a responsive government will do.

“The fight against coronavirus in the state has been premised on the Rule of Law. It was Governor Wike who first signed an Executive Order that led to Border Closure and other actions. This was done on March 19, 2020. After initial criticisms, other States followed suit.

“Therefore, the fight against coronavirus in Rivers State is in the interest of Rivers people and the entire Country. This is because Rivers State is vital to the survival of the nation as the headquarters of the hydrocarbon industry”.

He said the people of Eleme were happy about the demolition and wondered why Wike’s critics were not bothered about the alleged criminal activities that led to the demolition of the hotel.

Eleme people are happy with the demolition. In several publications they made after the demolition, they have declared that Prodest Hotel is a criminal hideout and a den for cultists.

He said: “One question many social media lawyers and their followers have refused to answer is, why is that out of several hotels operating in Rivers State only Prodest and Etemeteh hotels were demolished.

“Even the Chairman of Nigeria Hotels Owners Association Rivers State Chapter, Mr. Eugene Nwaizu, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt expressed surprise that the hotels that were not even registered with the body disobeyed the Executive Order.

“According to him, the Hotels and Guest Houses were well informed about the Executive Order. The Governor is not out to witch-hunt anybody but to ensure that coronavirus does not spread in the State.

“However, seasoned legal luminaries like Chief OCJ Okocha (SAN) have said that Governor Wike acted within the law under the present circumstances. We are saying, rather than mislead members of the public; those aggrieved should approach the courts for interpretation”.

Saying that Rivers was not a lawless state, Nsirim noted that the governor would not be distracted by ill-mannered politicians struggling for media space.

“The Rivers State Government will remain focused. It will not be distracted by these unfortunate schemes by ill-mannered politicians, struggling for political space at the expense of their people.

“For Rivers State, the demolition of the two hotels was carried out in line with the prescribed Executive Order known to all hoteliers in the State. It was also done to protect officials of the Rivers State Government who are implementing the Executive Order. No Government will allow its officials to be killed by thugs whilst they carry out lawful directive”.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Officialgarri: 4:34pm On May 13
Audio death. No name, no picture... Be deceiving your ikwere people.

Fine, the hotel flouted the lockdown order and hence should be prosecuted according to the law. But which law states the structures should be demolished?

Tyranny at state level. What if he becomes president, he would demolish opposition house

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by 1realBobby(m): 4:34pm On May 13
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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by LibertyRep: 4:36pm On May 13
Is it part of the executive order that the owner will also forfeit the land even after the structure has been demolished? I refuse to believe that the matter is just about flouting the lockdown order.

Samuel Doe and Idi Amin too once had supporters.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by donbachi(m): 4:36pm On May 13
How does dis add up,to the fight against the virus.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by brunofarad(m): 4:39pm On May 13
Anything goes in this country.

The sad thing is that no matter what happens

Some people must clap

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by BeerParlour: 4:40pm On May 13
Damage control

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by kiddkash(m): 4:40pm On May 13
serve it to them hot

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Jestin: 4:40pm On May 13
Wike name should be among the most wicked people on planet earth.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by PortHarcourt1st: 4:40pm On May 13
Wike is our gov in Rivers state. Rivers people are behind you.

Picture: beautiful city of PORT HARCOURT

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by agbonkamen(f): 4:40pm On May 13
I Don dey dislike this Wike small small o......Emperor wike

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Judolisco(m): 4:40pm On May 13
Wike messed up big time... Lawyers are known to be heartless sha

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by VillagePeople11: 4:40pm On May 13
lol... this people just mumu.... trying to justify their stupidity by any lie possible

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by nateDZA(m): 4:41pm On May 13
angry
FieLd Marshal

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by salbis(m): 4:41pm On May 13
A person's sense of morality lessens as his or her power increases. I'm not surprised at his level of high-headedness. We saw how he behaved during GEJ tenure.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by scriptures01: 4:41pm On May 13
The law is clear, fair trial in court is required before a person can be deprived of either life, liberty or property.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by mysidechick(f): 4:41pm On May 13
Wike the indiamin

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Galaticos444: 4:41pm On May 13
He's putting on a real Madrid cap grin.hala madrid

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by ignis(f): 4:41pm On May 13
Wike is a devil.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by masterP042(m): 4:41pm On May 13
He the God's want to kill they first make mad.. Onwu ga egbu nwa nkita anaghi ekwe ya nuru isi nsi..
Wike is really stepping on toes, and he'll definitely account for it some day.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by GeneralPula: 4:41pm On May 13
These two hotels, Prodest Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne not only flouted the Executive Order, the Hotel Manager of Prodest invited the wanted PDP Eleme Youth Leader, Princewill Osaroejiji, who came with thugs to unleash mayhem on Task Force operatives on ground to close down the facility.

After knowing that they messed up, now they’re roping the guy with allegations. This is exactly what government is all about. Not the silly for the people by the people bull shiit!

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Apologize(m): 4:42pm On May 13
MEDICINE after DEATH

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Perfecttouchade: 4:42pm On May 13
Government don buy am be that
Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Obierika: 4:42pm On May 13
E be like say Wike and the owner of this hotel get beef before!

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by ArmaniUhuru: 4:42pm On May 13
No time.

From Ashawo quarter to educational centre.

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Re: Rivers Converts Site Of Demolished Hotel To Primary School by Conductor261: 4:42pm On May 13
cool the school should be commissioned before June ending for public use.

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