Dumping Of Wastes On Meridian of Roads: RIWAMA Arrests 17 Defaulters

Press Statement

Dumping Of Wastes On Median Of Road:

RIWAMA Arrests Defaulters

Following the ban placed on dumping of Wastes on median of roads/streets in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital and its environs, the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA has commenced the arrest and prosecution of defaulters.

RIWAMA had last week, following refusal to heed several pleas and warnings not to dump wastes on the median of the road by residents and those doing business in the state banned dumping of wastes on the median of roads and streets in Port Harcourt the State capital, and its environs.

A task force was immediately inaugurated to enforce the order and arrest and prosecute any person(s) caught breaching the order.

RIWAMA Sole Administrator, Bro Felix Obuah yesterday evening, led the Task Force to enforce the ban on dumping of wastes on the median of roads and streets in Port Harcourt, the State capital, and its environs.

A total of 17 defaulters who were caught dumping wastes on the median of the road were arrested by the Task Force.

Those arrested were:

1. Adamu Idris- Nasarawa
2. Abubakar Bala- Kano State
3. Usani Usman- Katsina
4. Daiyabu Danladi- Katsina
5. Sanusi Buhari – Kano
6. Ummar Hashinu- Jigawa
7. Shehu Abubakar Ahmed- Kano
8. Kabiru Ibrahim – Kano
9. Salisu Saidu- Katsina
10. Magaji Yaii-
11. Attah Salihu- Katsina
12. Lawal Aminu – Kano
13. Abdullahi Ishag- Katsina
14. Barani Saidu- Kano
15. Solomon Aki – IMO
16. Goodnew Friday – Cross Rivers
17. Ledor IKpug- Rivers State

Bro Obuah said for refusing to heed several pleas and warnings not to dump wastes on the median of the road, the Agency has shifted from making appeals to people to stop the animalistic behaviour to dealing with those who refuse to repent from the act to arrest and prosecution, to serve as deterrents to others.

He regretted that some persons are in the habits of not using government approved receptacles strategically located at various points on the roads and streets to dump their wastes, preferring to test the might of the Agency by dumping and scattering wastes on the median of the roads and streets, and also outside government approved dumping hours of 6pm to 12midnight.

The RIWAMA Sole Administrator also condemned dumping of refuse outside the approved dumping hours of 6pm to 12midnight.

All those arrested according to the Sole Administrator, Bro Obuah would be prosecuted, to serve as deterrent to others.

Jerry Needam
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency, Bro Felix Obuah

Saturday, September 11, 2021

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