A Permanent Secretary working with the Ministry of Health, River State has been sacked by Governor Nyesome Wike of River State.
Naija News learnt that wike sacked the permanent secretary by the name Sunny Okere for violating the COVID-19 guidelines.
Speaking on the crime Sunny Okere committed via a press statement issued on Wednesday, wike stated that his action against the Permanent Secretary would serve as a warning to other public officers.
According to him, Okere chased away officials of the Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials.
“Burial ceremonies are also reportedly being conducted in clear breach of the 50 persons maximum attendance limit such that a serving Permanent Secretary had the temerity to chase away officials of the State Ministry of Health who went to enforce the established guidelines on public burials at Oyigbo,” the statement read in part.
The governor also appealed to residents of the state to take personal responsibility to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
He said with the commencement of inter-state travels and domestic flights, residents must be cautious in relating with friends and relatives coming from heavily impacted areas like Lagos and Abuja in line with the established protocol of 14 days Isolation. He said as at July 8, the COVID-19 samples collected were 4573; samples tested, 3871; total confirmed cases, 1235; discharged cases, 810; active cases, 382and total deaths 43.
He said: “From the first days of this virus, we took serious measures and literally set the pace in our country to slow down the spread.
Naija News recalls had taken drastic action against violators of COVID -19 guidelines in the state.