Press Statement

Rivers State Monthly Sanitation Exercise Holds Saturday, October 26, 2019

…As RIWAMA Announces Strict Restriction of Movement During The Period

…Urges Full Participation By All Residents, Local Government Council Chairmen

The Sole Administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has announced that this month’s State-wide-Sanitation exercise will hold on Saturday, October 26, 2019, across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State from 7am – 10am.

Bro. Obuah in a statement said there will be strict restriction of human and vehicular movements during the period of the exercise from 7am – 10am.

The RIWAMA Sole Administrator enjoined all Local Government Council Chairmen in the 23 Local Government Councils of the State, Councilors to mobilize their people and ensure they clean their surroundings while also ensuring that water channels are cleared of debris to allow for free flow of water.

He also appealed to security agencies, particularly the police and its Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Area Commanders, to strictly enforce the restriction of human and vehicular movement order during the period of the exercise across the State.

The Sole Administrator also enjoined all Rivers people and those living and doing business in the State to comply accordingly by using the period to clean their environment and surroundings as defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.

He urged owners of trucks (individuals and corporate organizations) to make available their trucks for evacuation of wastes that would be generated during the period of the sanitation exercise.

The RIWAMA boss also called on traditional rulers, Church leaders, Community Development Committees (CDCs), youth groups, religious groups and organizations to mobilize their members to clean their surroundings.

While urging the people of the State to support Governor Nyesom Wike’s vision of a clean and safe environment, Bro. Obuah reiterated the uncompromised commitment of the Agency (RIWAMA) in ensuring a clean and healthy State for the citizenry.


Jerry Needam

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Bro. Felix Obuah, Sole Administrator,
Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA).

Thursday, October 24, 2019.

By Okoye Chidiebele

Am Flamboyant. Oku!

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