Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has banned the operations of nightclubs and prostitution in the state.
The Governor issued the order in his New Year broadcast in Port Harcourt on Saturday, where he banned nightclub activities including nighttime trading and street prostitution especially along Abacha road and surrounding streets particularly in the Casablanca area.
According to the governor, the move will “Stop the harmful effects of this depraved activities on the moral development of the children and society at large.”
While it however remains unclear how long the ban will last, Wike directed security agencies in the State to arrest and prosecute anyone attempting to violate the ban. He stated that a taskforce would be set up to this effect.