#Environment: Tackling Indiscriminate Waste Disposal


Nigeria has the estimated population of 196,297,086 million people and as population is rising in a geometric progression, there is a need to regulate waste disposals so as to ensure a healthy and clean environment for all.

Some states in Nigeria have taken up on several schemes in promoting environmental sustainability from waste re-cyclers, to effective waste disposal.

The Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA),  through the Sole Administrator (Felix Obuah) has decried the indiscriminate dumping of refuse at the popular Oil Mill Flyover in Port Harcourt, the State capital warning that anyone caught in the act would be arrested and prosecuted.

He further warned commercial vehicle operators and roadside artisans operating around the flyover to dump their wastes at the receptacles nearest to them. He urged the people of the State to support Governor Nyesom Wike’s vision of a clean and safe environment warning that Sanitation Marshalls and the newly inaugurated Task Force have been directed to monitor the roads and streets with a view to arresting and prosecuting those who engage in the unwholesome act, adding that to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

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