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Rivers warns non-compliant refuse collectors

26 August 2015, 07:50Okoro Chinedu

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 healthy.

"Nobody will be erroneously victimised for whatever reason," said Obuah. - CAJ News 

- CAJ News


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