The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has carried out his threat of demolishing Prodest Hotel at Alode in Eleme Local Government Area of the state.
The governor had marked the hotel and one other, Etemeteh Hotel, Onne for demolition for allegedly flouting his government’s directive on the closure of hotels in the state.
Many residents of the state however thought it was a threat to make other hoteliers put themselves in order, but were taken by surprise when a demolition truck arrived at the location of Prodest Hotel at about 11:30 am accompanied by Governor Wike and other officials of the Rivers State task force, and the building was eventually brought down, Daily Post reports.
The Rivers State Governor had declared a total lockdown on the two major cities in the state, Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas in his effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Rivers state. Interstate borders, markets, pubs, restaurants and hotels were also closed by the governor.