As relocation of Almajiris from one state to the other continues to generate reactions from different quarters, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Federal government of playing politics with the relocation of almajiri.
Wike raised the allegation while speaking at the Government House in Port Harcourt when he received traditional rulers on Tuesday.
He accused the Federal government of double standard for describing the relocation of almajiri from Rivers state as such that was against the inter-state movement.
Wike Accuses FG Of Double Standard
“When they started relocating the almajiri in the North, the Federal Government said nothing.
Immediately they heard that we had relocated some almajiri, they came up with the declaration that it is against the inter-state movement. Why this double standard?”
Meanwhile, many Northern state governors are taking the measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking on the 24 hours total lockdown that he declared on Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpor local government areas, Wike insisted that the shutdown became necessary to curtail the spread of the virus.
However, he called on monarchs in the State to set up a task force in their different communities to ensure that markets, hotels and beer parlours across the state remained closed.
He also urged Local Government Area Chairmen to help the monarchs to implement the directive with the threat to punish anyone who violates the State’s instruction on the use of face masks and the closure of markets.