PHALGA PRESS STATEMENT

Lockdown: Mayor of Portharcourt City urges residents to go about their lawful business until the lockdown order is restored.

Mayor of Portharcourt City Hon Victor Ihunwo JP has urged residents of the city to go about their business and strictly adhere to the directives of the state government as regards covid-19 until the lockdown order is restored.

The state government has suspended the lockdown order on Portharcourt city for 6days,effective 6am Thursday 21st May 2020.
This suspension will last till 8:00pm on Tuesday 26th May 2020 when the lockdown order will be restored till further notice.

Hon Victor Ihunwo said the relaxation of the lockdown only allows for human and vehicular movements in the city within the hours of 6am and 8pm daily.
The daily curfew imposed by the federal government from 8pm till 6am daily is still in effect.

Banks,Supermarkets, Shopping malls,grocery shops are allowed to open and do their business.

All form of public gatherings remain prohibited,recreational parks,motor parks,cinemas,lounges,night clubs,open markets,abattoirs, restaurants, barber shops,beer parlours, hotels,drinking gardens, must remain closed till further notice.

The Mayor said the wearing of face mask in public spaces is compulsory, public and private vehicle owners must comply or be ready to bear the consequences.

Hon Victor Ihunwo directs that commercial vehicles including tricycles popularly known as keke Napep must limit the number of passengers they carry.
Vehicles must carry 1 passenger in front and 2 behind while Keke Napep should carry just 2 passengers behind.

While monitoring the level of compliance of the people of the city to the lockdown order,Hon Victor Ihunwo rated the compliance level in the city above 90% and equally appealed for endurance and perseverance as this phase will also pass away.

Bob Abayomi
(Chief Press Secretary PHALGA)
20th May 2020.