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Rivers locals warned against improper waste disposal

11 August 2015, 08:45Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Felix Obuah, has expressed concern at the disposal of waste by landlords and residents of Diobu and other parts of Port Harcourt.

These are said to be disposing waste in drainage channels.

Obuah’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, observed that landlords and tenants have continued to dispose waste into these gutters thereby causing blockage of the drains.

 “The Sole Administrator noted that these unwholesome practices have continued unabated despite repeated warnings by the agency," Needam said.

Also Read: Port Harcourt aims to reclaim tag as Garden City

"Obuah wondered why landlords and tenants would see the drainage channels as a convenient spot for waste disposal when the Agency has provided receptacles strategically located for ease of waste disposal."

Obuah has also cautioned residents on the need to maintain proper waste disposal habit as it would help in improving a clean environment and healthy wellbeing.

“While appealing for the co-operation of all and sundry in his effort to restore Port Harcourt to its Garden City status, the RIWAMA Boss called on residents to properly maintain their suck-away and other channels to avoid blockage of water channels,” his spokesperson said.

“The Sole Administrator assured residents in Port Harcourt and its environs that only such safe practices would guarantee a clean and healthy environment in the state.” 

- CAJ News


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