Rivers could sack service providers over garbage

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Felix Obuah, has threatened to revoke the services of providers in charge of Rumuibekwe zone of Port Harcourt over their alleged
failure to collect waste.

Expressing discontent over the service providers that had flouted directives on waste management, he cited providers from the area as the “worst.”

Obuah stressing the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike might be compelled to invoke all the relevant laws of the agency regarding the operations of the service providers.

“If they (erring providers) show commitment to their job and keep to the prescribed time of evacuating the accumulated wastes, the ugly sites and resurgence of refuse heaps noticed in some parts of the state capital will  not be there,” said Obuah.

Obuah expressed displeasure the efforts and government revenue invested on some of the service providers to keep all the nooks and crannies of the state clean were yet to yield corresponding and expected results on the environment.

He emphasised the only way to appreciate and encourage Wike for the passion he had for a healthy environment in the state and the huge resources being committed into the project was to do the needful and rid the state of waste.

“This, can only be achieved if the service providers shall do away with laxity in their assignments and for the populace to discharge their wastes at the designated spots within the specified time frame,” Obuah said. –
CAJ News

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