Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, cautioned the individuals of Bonny Kingdom that their locale could be a focal point of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state if radical move isn’t made.
Wike, in an announcement marked by Mr. Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communications, unveiled this, while tending to the lord and customary leaders of Grand Bonny at Government House Port Harcourt.
He likewise asked the customary rulers and supposition pioneers of Bonny Kingdom to guarantee that their kin comprehend that COVID-19 is genuine.
“Bonny is strategic to the national economy, and we have to work together to ensure that the disease does not cripple the economy.
“The results of samples collected from Bonny indicate that it could be an epicentre of the pandemic in the state if drastic action isn’t taken.
“It’s not something our people should pretend that it doesn’t exist. Something that has taken the world by storm and killing more than conventional warfare should be taken seriously.
“When this pandemic started in Rivers, I raised the alarm that 60% of the cases were from rig workers and had to impose lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas.”
“Will I be governor of the dead? Some of us do not appreciate that we have to make sacrifices if that’s going to save our people.”