Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has urged landlords in the State to take full benefit of the current dry season to clean their gutters and immediate surroundings.
Bro. Obuah in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam urged landlords to appreciate the fact that it is much more convenient to clean the environment in the dry season than in rainy seasons.
He said that unlike the rainy seasons which its wetness poses discomfort in cleaning around the houses and surroundings, particularly gutters in front and back of their buildings, the dry season enhances unhindered access to all nooks and crannies and leaves no excuse for failure to cleanup the gutters.
Bro. Obuah also urged landlords to ensure that their tenants are guided and encouraged to clean their immediate environment and ensure that waste are dumped in government approved receptacles.
The RIWAMA boss said it is also important for landlords and all residents in the State to avoid dumping waste in the gutters in front or back of their buildings and on the median or indiscriminately to cause blockage of the gutters and other water channels.
He warned that RIWAMA would frown seriously at landlords or tenants caught dumping waste indiscriminately; as such defaulters would be made to appear before the Sanitation Court.
Bro. Obuah called on landlords to join the State government’s crusade to keep the State clean, adding that Governor Nyesom Wike is working for the wellbeing of everyone, and would only be proper if well-meaning people, including landlords and their tenants reciprocate the gesture and clean their houses and its environs accordingly.