The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah, has announced that this month’s State-wide Sanitation exercise will hold on Saturday, October 31, 2020, across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State from 7am – 10am.
In a statement, the RIWAMA Sole Administrator, Bro Obuah said there will be strict restriction of human and vehicular movements during the period of the exercise.
The RIWAMA Sole Administrator enjoined all Council Chairmen in the 23 Local Government Councils of the State, all Councillors, Paramount Rulers, Community Development Committees, CDCs, Youth Councils and other groups to ensure full participation of the people in their respective areas.
Bro. Obuah also appealed to security agencies, particularly Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), 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, surroundings and empty their gutters and other water channels for free flow of water, as defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.
Bro Obuah warned against converting the period of the sanitation exercise to street trading, physical training, footballing and other social activities, stressing that defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted before the Sanitation Court that would be sitting at the RIWAMA premises on Saturday, October 31.
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.