In line with the directive of the Governor of Rivers state Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON,GSSRS,POS(Africa)that public activities in the state is banned till further notice due to the menace of the corona virus disease that is ravaging the world and has unusually found it’s way into the country,Mayor of Portharcourt City Hon Victor Ihunwo JP has announced the ban on all public gatherings in the city.

Hon Victor Ihunwo has directed that all night clubs,lounges,cinemas and public parks must remain closed till further notice beginning from midnight of Monday 23rd March 2020.

He has equally announced the ban on the following activities
*Public burial ceremonies
*Religious crusades


The Mayor has said that all church services to hold in the city must have not more than 50 worshippers per service with proper spacing,

Residents of portharcourt are encouraged to practice proper personal hygiene and social distancing.

Anybody or group of persons that run foul of this directive will be summarily dealt with as that person is truly against the existence of humanity

As a responsible government the protection of lives is our cardinal objective and will never be taken for granted.
The council has set up a surveillance team to ensure that this directive is carried out effectively.

Bob Abayomi
(Chief Press Secretary PHALGA)
23rd March 2020