The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) said they are taking legal action to hold Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his government to account for illegal demolition of Prudent Hotel, Alode, Eleme
Wike on Sunday monitored the demolition of Prudent Hotel, Alode, Eleme, in line with Rivers State Government Executive Order 6, which banned the operation of hotels across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
The Rivers State Government also demolished Etemeteh Hotel, Onne on Sunday. Both hotels flouted Rivers State Government Executive Order 6. Governor Wike told journalists that the law must be obeyed, hence the State Government’s decision to enforce it.
SERAP while condemning the action accused the Rivers State Governor of Using COVID-19 to perpetrate human rights violations is executive rascality.
“We condemn the reported demolition of Prodest Hotel by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
“Using COVID-19 to perpetrate human rights violations is executive rascality and Mr Wike must stop this now
“We are taking legal action to hold him and his government to account for illegal actions,” SERAP said.
SEARAP further stated that the demolition of Prodest Hotel is forced evictions 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.