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Rivers State Commences Public Sanitation Exercise

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Rivers State government has started public sanitization exercise. The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency, Bro Felix Obuah said the first sanitation exercise, which will start tomorrow, June 27, 2015, in the State, is the first since the advent of the Governor Nyesom Wike led administration in the state.

This was made known in a statement released by Jerry Needam, the special adviser, media on behalf of the sole administrator.

Felix Obuah explained that for four months, the former governor Rotimi Amaechi’s administration failed to conduct the monthly sanitation exercise in the State, and this was largely responsible for the huge waste and filthy environment witnessed in some parts of Port Harcourt and environs.

He assured that tomorrow’s exercise will complement the enormous efforts and steps taken so far by the Agency under the present Administration to ensure a clean and healthy environment in the State.

The Sole Administrator explained that the agency will ensure compliance and effective evacuation of generated wastes during the period of the exercise.

Obuah also reiterated his earlier appeal on residents of Port Harcourt and people of the State to fully participate in tomorrow’s monthly sanitation exercise. He also warned against defaulters of the exercise.

He said, “As the first monthly sanitation exercise to be conducted by this administration, we are doing everything possible to ensure full compliance and a successful outing. This also informed our resolve to enforce all relevant laws regarding conduct and participation in the exercise.

“We’ve earlier warned and I want to re-emphasize it that anyone who flouts the restriction of movement order and fails to partake in the exercise between 7am – 10am will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly”, Obuah stressed.

He again appeals to owners of trucks and pail-loaders to make them available for use during the period of the Sanitation exercise.r.