My Dear Good People of Rivers State,
His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief (Barr) Nyesom E. Wike, CON, DSSRS, POS AFRICA.
Ladies and gentlemen of the press,
This press interaction is necessitated by what has been reported in the media – print and electronic – wherein the Commissioner of Police for Rivers State, Mr. John Mukam acting under the instructions of the Inspector-General of Police, set up a parallel Task Force in the guise of a Technical Committee to ensure movement of agricultural products and other essential items into Rivers State; a committee saddled with the determination of who comes into Rivers State during this period of lockdown. In the last 48 hours that this disturbing action of the Police has been trending, we had expected the Inspector -General of Police to deny the report, but since he has not, it is well to hold that the action was actually his effort and intendment and hence this press interaction.
By Simeon Nwakaudu
I have watched very closely Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike's fight against coronavirus on behalf of Rivers people. It has been firm, decisive and basically in the interest of Rivers people.