Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Sunday monitored the demolition of Prudent Hotel, Alode, Eleme, in line with Rivers State Government Executive Order 6, which banned the operation of hotels across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
The Rivers State Government also demolished Etemeteh Hotel, Onne on Sunday. Both hotels flouted Rivers State Government Executive Order 6.
Prodest Homes Motel, Eleme has been demolished by the Rivers State Government. The hotel ’s customers are said to have harmed and confiscated the property of Covid-19 regulatory officials who enforced the regulations on the closure of hotels and drinking places as part of the state ’s measures to manage Covid-19.
The governor had previously warned that any hotel that was still in operation would be demolished.
Governor Wike told journalists that the law must be obeyed, hence the State Government’s decision to enforce it.
He said: “Government has no alternative but to apply the Executive order which I signed before the lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt. I called all the Traditional Rulers and Council Chairmen and told them to ensure that no hotel operates in the State.
“We are not saying it will be forever. This is for now, so that we know where we are. To reduce the cases and check the spread.
“Whether you are PDP or not