Lagos– The Administrator of the Rivers State
Waste Management Agency, Felix Obuah, has dissuaded companies and organizations
against engaging the services of unlicensed refuse contractors.
He has given the warning during a meeting with companies
and other corporate organizations in his office in Port Harcourt.
He explained that the law establishing the agency
outlawed such unregistered organisations.
He cited in Part V Section 24 of the law.
It reads, "No person shall provide waste management
services nor operate a waste management facility unless he is licensed to do so
or exempted under regulations made by the Agency.”
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The law warns a person who fails to provide the
information requested by the agency or fails to produce the document demanded
by the agency.
It also warns companies that provides information or document which they know or has reason to
know is false or misleading to the agency.
Such culprits are liable on conviction to a fine of N100
000 for an individual and N500 000 for a corporate body, or a term of
imprisonment of six months or both.
Obuah nonetheless emphasized that he was not willing to
prosecute defaulting companies and corporate organizations, but to see how they
can join hands together to move the state forward.
Obuah appealed to them to join hands with Governor Nyesom
Wike to keep Port Harcourt, the State Capital and its environs clean and
"Nobody will be erroneously victimised for whatever
reason," said Obuah. - CAJ News
- CAJ News