Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has acknowledged that Sixty p.c of coronavirus circumstances recorded within the state are from oil employees getting back from rigs.
Governor Wike disclosed this as we speak when the Management Team of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited paid him a courtesy go to at Government House, Port Harcourt.
He acknowledged that it is because of this that the state authorities has insisted that oil employees coming into the state should be examined to verify their coronavirus standing.
The State Chief Executive famous that oil stays the mainstay of the economic system and that authorities actions will not be focused at anyone or organisation.
He recalled that just lately the Nigeria Airforce Base, Port Harcourt additionally quarantined fourteen oil employees out which three examined constructive.
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“It’s not in anyone’s curiosity to disclaim folks to hold out their official duties. Oil is the mainstay of the economic system of Nigeria and with out it, we which are on this a part of the nation will discover it tough to operate.
“My concern is that corporations ought to all the time notify the federal government of employees they’re bringing into the state in order that our well being officers can monitor them.
“So all that we’re saying is that we should always work collectively. But folks usher in politics that Rivers State is tough, they don’t need any oil exploration, that’s as a result of folks need to play politics.
“People say we don’t want foodstuff and livestock to come into the State. That is not correct. What we are saying is that human beings should not be hidden with these items, ” he acknowledged.
The Governor lauded Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited for the assist to the state authorities in its combat in opposition to COVID 19, declaring that he’ll all the time make sure that the lives of Rivers individuals are protected.
Earlier, the Executive Director of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, Mr. Udobong Ntia counseled the State Governor for measures put in place to include the unfold of COVID 19 within the state, significantly the rise in testing.
He famous measures additionally put in place by the corporate to combat the virus and donated RNA COVID 19 Testing Kits and hospital beds to the state authorities.
Mr. Ntia assured the State Governor of the corporate’s dedication to supporting his effort in offering security and good well being to the folks of the state.