Rivers state Governor has said that about 60% of COVID-19 cases recorded in Rivers state have a career in the oil sector.
The Governor Nyesom Wike who revealed that some of the cases are oil workers returning from rigs in a meeting with the management team of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited at the Government House on Wednesday 20th of May, blamed the increased number of coronavirus cases in the state on unscreened oil workers.
Wike also insisted that his actions were not targeted at anybody or organisation as oil remained the mainstay of the economy. He further recalled how three out of 14 oil workers who were isolated in the state, tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Governor said;
“It’s not in anybody’s interest to deny people to carry out their official duties. Oil is the main stay of the economy of Nigeria and without it, we that is in this part of the country will find it difficult to function.
“My concern is that companies should always notify government of workers they are bringing into the state, so that our health officials can monitor them.”
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