The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA, Felix Obuah has appealed to residents of Port Harcourt, the state capital and its environs, especially those in the affected areas where wastes are yet to be evacuated, to bear with the agency as everything humanly possible was being done to ensure that the dumpsites are put back to use without delay and the wastes evacuated.
Obuah made this appeal in a press release made available to TNN on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Jerry Needam.
According to the release, the RIWAMA boss, shortly after his official visit to the affected dumpsites early morning today, explained that “equipments working on the affected dumpsites had some major problems last night” he said that is the reason why wastes will be noticed in some parts of Port Harcourt, the State capital and its environs.
While explaining that evacuation of wastes will be delayed for today, due to the breakdown of the equipments, Obuah said that efforts are being made to put the equipments and affected dumpsites back to use as soon as possible, to commence full utilization of the affected dumpsites.
The RIWAMA Sole Administrator further called on residents in the affected areas to observe sanitary decorum and not to take undue advantage of the situation to dump their refuse indiscriminately.
While expressing thanks to them for their understanding, Obuah assured that the Agency would not relent in its effort to ensure that the State is kept clean at all time.