Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday introduced that safety brokers have arrested 22 employees of Exxon Mobil.
The oil employees in keeping with Wike have been arrested for coming into Rivers State from Akwa Ibom in violation of the State Govt Order limiting motion to comprise unfold of COVID-19.
The governor whereas briefing journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital added that the Exxon Mobil subject might be a take a look at case in authorized jurisprudence within the nation.
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“Safety companies arrested 22 workers of Exxon Mobil who got here into the state from neighbouring Akwa Ibom State in violation of the extant Govt Order limiting motion into the state. We have no idea the coronavirus standing of those people.
“Though safety companies suggested that they be allowed to return to Akwa Ibom State, I insisted that the legislation should take its course. It’s because no one is above the legislation.
“As a responsive authorities, we now have quarantined them in keeping with the related well being protocols and they are going to be charged to court docket,” he mentioned.
The Rivers State Governor famous that well being safety of the folks of Rivers State is his precedence particularly at this era of a pandemic.
He additionally vowed to prosecute the Exxon Mobil employees.
“The right thing must be done. We are talking about something that is killing people. They want coronavirus to escalate in Rivers State. The law must be tested. Make sacrifice and let us contain the virus.”
Governor Wike additionally introduced that the second case of the virus in Rivers State has been discharged.