Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike has declared that the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas will restart by 8pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020 until further notice.
Disclosing this in a state broadcast, the governor said the total lockdown which was earlier scheduled to start Thursday was shifted because the State Security Council took into consideration the suffering of the people over the last two days.
He said: “In consideration of the foregoing, the concerns of our people, and the need for residents to replenish their supplies, especially, the State Security Council has decided to impose a night-time curfew and review the effective date of the complete lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas from May 14, 2020 to Sunday, May 17, 2020 by 8.00 p.m.
“Consequently, there will be: (i) a night-time curfew from 8p.m. to 6a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020, Friday, May 15, 2020, and Saturday, May 16, 2020; (ii) while the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas will immediately follow from 8p.m. Sunday May 17, 2020 until further notice.