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Why Nyesom Wike Is Not Relaxing The Lockdown In Rivers state



After the meeting which involved the various governors in Nigeria one would have thought the strict measures put in place by Nyesom Wike the executive governor of Rivers state will be reduced but contrary to the opinion of the people the lockdown is still running in full force.

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While speaking to rhythm FM a radio station based in port Harcourt the governor who is also regarded as Mr. Project noted saying that the reason why the lockdown is still being put in place was because he lacks the capacity to confront the matters should in case the number of cases escalates. While quoting him he noted saying “I don’t have the capacity if the number goes very high”. He also went a step further by stating categorically that everything and action being put in place was to help and safeguard the life of the people. In his words “The actions we are taking is just to help our people”

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According to governor wike “My first priority is to protect lives. All am appealing to my people is if we Don’t do anything now, we will fall into serious problem”
It is therefore not a gain saying that the actions of the governor has been directed towards protecting the lives of the people living in Rivers state


Governor Nyesom wike during the interview also noted some salient point about agriculture and farming noting that information has been relayed to traditional rulers that every agricultural produce will be bought by the government which will serve as an encouragement to farmers.

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He also noted a shocking revelation that the state has received no support from the federal government stressing the fact that in a situation like this politics should be set aside.

Governor wike although might be rigid in his approach to the issue of lockdown however does so in good faith as the protection of lives in his state remains his number one priority.

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