Governor Nyesom Wike has warned residents of the Rivers state against defying the lockdown order his government imposed in some areas following the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Residents of Port Harcourt Local Government Area and Obio/Akpor Local Government Area which is currently on total lockdown over cases of Coronavirus, were specifically warned against flouting government directives on lockdown.
In a statement released by Commissioner for Information and Communications Paul Nsirim on Thursday May 7, residents of the mentioned local governments were told that vehicles seized during the lockdown period will be auctioned.
Members of the public interested in buying such cars, were also asked to look out for the adverts on some national dailies.
The statement reads;
Rivers State Government hereby warns residents of Ward 20, Amadi-Ama in Port Harcourt Local Government Area and Mgbuosimini, Rumueme in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area to desist from flouting government directives on lockdown .
Government will deal decisively with the residents of these areas if they are found to default again.
Anyone parading exemption letters except the one issued by the Governor is doing so at his or her own risk as such permits are invalid.
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice has been directed to auction all the vehicles that violated the lockdown order.
Members of the public who are interested to buy the auctioned vehicles are to watch out for details.