Rivers Govt Reassures Residents of Safety


The Rivers State Government has advised residents and the people of the state to ignore the rumours making the rounds that there will be violent protests by some opposition politicians in the state.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, blamed the plot to scare people or cause violence in the state on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their collaborators.

“The APC in the state has set their only house on fire and since they have no where to go, they have resorted to peddling rumours, scaring people and promoting violence,” Okah said, advising that those who are hiring students as tools of protest should first, bring back their children to be in the front line.

Okah said the same persons who inflicted problems upon themselves are now looking for those to blame for their lawlessness.

He called on the people to remain law abiding and go about their lawful businesses in the State.

The commissioner promised that the state government will continue to respond to the needs of the people and their interest without fear, noting that the mandate of the people given to Govenor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike would be toyed with.

“We call on the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to watch the dangerous romance with the APC and invitation to operate as if security agencies are only for them and not for the protection of other Nigerians,” Okah said, pointing that no patriotic person will seek the destruction of his state simply because he is unable to force a government of his choice on the people.