Rivers state government, Nyesom Wike has approved the building of a school at the site of the demolished hotels
This was made known in a statement Beth that Commissioner for information in the state today.
Recall that on Sunday, due to the violation of the states Executive order on COVID-19, two hotels namely; Prodest Hotel in Alode and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne, in Eleme Local Government Area of the state, were demolished.
Reacting, Nsirim had noted that the manager of Prodest Hotel had invited the wanted PDP Eleme youth leader, Princewill Osaroejiji, who came with thugs to assault task force operatives who were on ground to close down the facility.
He said, “As we speak, one of the task force operatives lost his life last night. Governor Wike and the Rivers state security council took the decision to demolish the hotels in the interest of Rivers State and her people.
“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.
Nsirim further stated that the fight against coronavirus in Rivers state is in the interest of Rivers people and the entire country.
“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.”