Abuja - The Rivers State Waste Management
Agency (RIWAMA) has commissioned a waste management intervention programme at
Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of the State.
Speaking during the commissioning, the Administrator of
the agency, Felix Obuah, said the programme was necessitated by the urgent need
to save the region from the threat of ravaging filth and improve the health of
He regretted that ONELGA had over some months been
overtaken by waste and dirt and exposing people to impending epidemic
occasioned by the worsening sanitary situation.
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He enjoined women, who constitute the programme, not to
be deterred by alleged ploys and criminal negligence of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) in the area.
Obuah instead urged them to put in their best to restore
sanity to ONELGA by clearing all nooks and crannies of the area of dirt and
“Unlike the APC will not relax while the local government
area is overrun by dirt and will do everything humanly possible without
hesitation to save the lives of the people from waste-associated diseases and
keep the area and indeed, all the parts of the state clean,” Obuah said.
- CAJ News