The Rivers State Government has demolished two hotels in the state allegedly for violating the lockdown order in the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike personally supervised the demolition of the structures in company with some government officials on Sunday.
The affected hotels are Prodest Hotel in Alode and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne – both in Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
They were demolished three days after Governor Wike directed officials of the Local Government Task Force to identify hotels operating during the lockdown for demolition.
The governor, who inaugurated the task force on Thursday last week at the Government House in Port Harcourt, had also asked the officials to identify erring beer parlours.
He warned that those who fail to comply with the government’s directives on measures put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus in Rivers would face the consequences.