Covid-19: CSOs urge Rivers Govt to review lockdown in the state

By Amara Christa

-CSOs urge Governor Wike to review the lockdown in Rivers State

Civil Society Organizations and the Media Situation Room, have urged Governor Nyesom Wike to review the 24-hour curfew imposed on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt local councils in Rivers State.

The groups claimed that “government policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic were worsening the plight of the people”, warning that the embargo on the two strategic council areas “implies a total lockdown of the entire state”.

They regretted that government at all levels had “continued to revel (in) anti-people policies and directives without broad consultation with relevant stakeholders, as the latest lockdown raises serious concern”.

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