Written by on June 24, 2021

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the curfew imposed in the wake of dastardly attacks on security formations in Rivers State will remain in place despite sponsored criticism against it.

          Governor Wike, who reiterated that he was not unmindful of the traffic difficulty experienced by residents of the State, particularly in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Councils while trying to beat the 8:30pm Curfew time, argued that it is better to suffer inconveniences and be alive.

The Governor defended the efficacy of the night Curfew while speaking at the 60th birthday celebration of the Lawmaker who represents Rivers South East Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Barry Barinada Mpigi in Port Harcourt.

He explained that the imposition of the Curfew was based on security advise by law enforcement agencies, as a precaution to prevent further attacks on Security Formations in the State.

Governor Wike enjoined residents and people of the State to learn how to make sacrifices, suffer the inconveniences of today to achieve a better tomorrow.

The Governor also disclosed the cheering news that approval had been given for a Nigeria Law School Campus to be sited in Port Harcourt, the State Capital.

He also announced that a Federal High Court in Abuja had awarded one-point-one Billion Naira in a lawsuit against the Federal Government.

The One-Point-One Billion Dollars, he noted was entitlements of Rivers State based on the subsisting decision of the Supreme Court over production sharing contracts arising from the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts.

Commenting on the birthday Governor Wike who recalled that his relationship with Senator Mpigi dates back to when they were both Council Chairmen, urged the Senator to remain a Steadfast Peoples Democratic Party Stalwart and thanked God for His Grace and benevolence towards Senator Mpigi and his family.

Chairman of the occasion and former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Ledum Mitee, thanked God for the life of Senator Mpigi, whom he described as a politician with grassroots appeal.

Senator Mpigi said he decided to celebrate his 60th birthday specifically to thank God for life, sound health and his reuniting with Governor Wike.

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