The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has explained why Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor local government areas are on lockdown.
The governor said the action was not targeted at anyone but to protect the residents from Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on Wednesday during a live phone-in programme on Rhythm FM Port Harcourt, Wike said the measures his administration put in place were meant to check the spread of the deadly virus.
“We have to lock down Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor local government areas in the interest of our people. While individuals feel it, the state government is also affected because it loses revenue. But lives must be protected,” he said.
The governor urged the people to continue to pray for the success of his administration at this crucial time.
He said: “We need continuous prayers to succeed. We have handed this state to God. We can only do much, but God will save our people.”
Wike said the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that agriculture and health are key, adding that his administration would work towards further growth in that direction.