The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has warned that the imposed curfew in the state excludes banks.
He stated that banks intending to shut down in the state over the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic will do so to their detriment.
In a statement issued by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, the governor said:
“It has also come to the notice of the state government that some banks are closing down in the state. The curfew is targeted at only some parts of the state.”
Wike, who monitored the level of compliance of the curfew, reiterated that banks have no excuse to shut down their operations.
He, therefore, warned that “any bank that is found to be closed will find it very difficult to reopen for business in the state.”
According to him, this measure was taken in order to enforce the sit-at-home directive to check the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The governor further visited the Obiri-Ikwerre Junction ( Ozuoba, Rumualogu) all the way to Choba where he made further observations on the compliance of citizens.