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By: Anita Uche Chukwuma
Delta State Honourable Commissioner For Environment Chief Godspower Asiuwhu, Director Sanitation And Waste Management Mr Lucky Adah and other senior staff’s of the Ministry carried out monitoring sanitation exercise in Asaba, Delta State.
The Commissioner has said following the recent observation on sanitation that vigilantes would be recruited to help checkmate defaulters of environmental law at odd hours.
He said with their presence at night hours, those who indulge in indiscriminate dumping of refuse would be apprehended.
The Commissioner advised Deltans not to fall victims of the offence, as those held would be made to face the law.
According to him, the existing task force in the state would be merged with the new task force that would be created to ensure they work with the new officers.
While frowning at the inappropriate manner of collecting refuse by the Private Sector Participants (PSPs), Asiuwhu said that a massive sensitization on cleanliness would take place across the three Senatorial Districts to ensure that no part of the state was littered with dirts.
He added that fumigation and Deratalization would be done in market places across the state to prevent out break of disease and ensure that traders were free from rodents while doing their businesses.
Speaking on the reason behind his proactive steps, he said it was to ensure that he works in line with the stronger Delta vision of the state governor, and not seat in the comfort of his office and give orders to staff.
While inspecting the Solid Chemical Recycling Limited in Asaba, the Commissioner commended the contributions of the Chief Executive Officer of the company in ensuring that the environment is clean and also given youths employments in the state.
The Commissioner also assured him of support from the state government to boost the company which he said had given so much to the society.
On his part the Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Francis Nnachi commended the state government for giving him the opportunity to operate in the state.
Nnachi however said there were challenges of light which affects production and called on the state government to come to his aid.
He said he was optimistic that with the support of the state government, they would be able to export the recycled plastic, thereby generating revenue for the state also.
In another development, the Manager of the dumpsite in Ibusa, Mr Tony Chimekwene urged the state government to help create good road that would allow the waste collectors drive in to dump their waste at the site.