“NO INVESTOR WHO VALUES PROFIT ABOVE LIVES IS WELCOME”
As a State Government in Nigeria sinks teeth into the skin of a negative company.
“GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike on Wednesday evicted Carveton Helicopters from Rivers state, ordering the closure of its offices and operations for alleged unsafe business practice against the state’s Executive Order to check the spread of Corona Virus.
Rivers State Government had the day before 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 while also ordering Covid-19 tests on the accused to ascertain their status.
Wike in Wednesday’s broadcast 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 disregard of lives and health of our people. Calverton 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.”
Officials who stand behind the negative company are talking of laws and constitution when the issues involved are of managing emergencies of human lifes and deaths. Somebody has to make the point that COVID-19 is a GLOBAL problem that calls for LOCAL solutions.In any case, a Court of competent jurisdiction is handling.