*Investors who value profit than lives not welcome
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday ordered the closure of Caverton Helicopters operations from Rivers state, over alleged unsafe business practice against the state’s Executive Order.
iBrandTV had reported that the Rivers State Government on Tuesday, 7 2020, arraigned two pilots and 10 passengers of the air transport operator at a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court which remanded all the defendants till May 19, 2020, for the commencement of trial.
The state also ordered for immediate COVID-19 tests on the accused to ascertain their status.
Meanwhile, Wike while giving an update on the development said, “We appreciate the need to protect business interests and operations in the state. We will do whatever is required to ensure no business is unduly affected by measures we have taken to combat the Coronavirus.
“However, we shall not welcome businesses or companies that value their activities or profit more than or in clear is disregard of lives and health of our people. Caverton Helicopters have clearly shown that Rivers lives do not matter to it. It is an enemy of Rivers people and is hereby declared persona non grata.
“With this declaration Caverton Helicopters can only chose to operate in any part of Rivers at its own risk as Local Government Chairmen have been directed to close their offices and prevent their operations.”