Rivers Waste Management Agency To Restore Port Harcourt’s Status As Nigeria’s Garden City

Rivers Waste Management Agency To Restore Port Harcourt’s Status As Nigeria’s Garden City

Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Sole Administrator  of Rivers  State  Waste  Management  Agency,  Bro  Felix  Obuah  has declared  that  the agency will return  Port Harcourt  City to its glory  days as the garden  city of the  Nation. 

Addressing  journalists  on the efforts  to  clean  up  Port  Harcourt  after the  city was allegedly  messed up  by the  immediate  past  administration,  Bro Obuah said with the  success of  the  strategies  adopted by  his  agency in the  past one week,  in one year all parts of  the  Rivers  State  capital  will be environmentally  friendly. 

He attributed  the  success  of  the  environmental  restoration  of  Port Harcourt  City  to the  commitment  of Governor  Nyesom Wike to  environmental  best practices  and the  support  he has given  to  the  agency.

He said: “We  have  been successful  in  cleaning  up  Port Harcourt  because  of  the  full support  we are getting  from the  governor,  Nyesom  Ezenwo Wike. You can see that in just one week, we have cleaned up several locations in the State capital.

“If we have done this in one week, in one year we shall restore Port Harcourt as the nation’s garden city.”

The  Sole Administrator  added that the  State Governor  has also made available  funds for the payment  of refuse  contractors owed by  the  immediate  past  administration,  which stands at over N2billion.

On the termination  of  the  contracts of non performing service  providers,  the Sole Administrator  explained  that  his agency followed due process  as all providers were given the opportunity  to  redeem  themselves.

He noted  that the  agency  has taken  proactive  measures  to  ensure that  the  State capital  does not return to the days of dirt occasioned by  the  negligence  of the  Amaechi’s  administration.

He informed  that  the  agency  has acquired  special  waste collection  tricycles  and information  vehicles  to collect waste  at designated points  and also embark on public  enlightenment.

Obuah said that specific time of 6pm to 12 midnight daily has been allotted for the disposal of waste in Port Harcourt by residents at approved waste receptacle points. 

He noted that after the public enlightenment, those who fail to respect the timing will be prosecuted.