The governor has been under fire from the public for demolishing two hotels in the state for flouting the lockdown order.
Speaking on Tuesday, the Governor said such decision is taken by the State Security Council.
He said, “I don’t take decisions alone in the fight against COVID-19. All decisions are taken by the State Security Council and they are for the overall interest of Rivers people.
You know people applaud government decisions when it suits them but when it does not favour them they say it is politically motivated.
“Rivers State Government does not have anything against hoteliers in the state, but decided to shut down their activities because some cases of COVID-19 were recorded in hotels.”
Recall that the state government also announced that the manager of one of the hotels demolished, Prudent Hotel, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Odunews.com however reports that the owner alleged that the manager was deliberately infected by the Rivers state government.
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