Written by on May 11, 2020

A civil society organization, the Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project, SERAP, has threatened to institute legal action against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the demolition of two hotels yesterday.
It was reported that the governor yesterday supervised the demolition of two hotels in Eleme and Onne for violating the Executive Order of the state government, which banned the operations of hotels amid the lockdown in order to check the spread of coronavirus.
Reacting via Twitter, SERAP accused the governor of using COVID-19 to perpetrate human right violation, noting that his “executive rascality” must stop. He in strong terms condemned the demolition and said that Gov. Nyesom Wike was “using COVID-19 to perpetrate human rights violations… and in violation of article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other human rights treaties to which Nigeria is a state party”.

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