This month’s State-wide Sanitation exercise will hold on Saturday, February 29, 2020, across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State from 7am – 10am.
The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix 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 Council Chairmen in the 23 Local Government Councils of the State and Councilors to mobilize their people and ensure they clean their surroundings while also ensuring that gutters and other water channels are cleared of debris to allow for free flow of water.
He 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 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) and youth groups to mobilize their people to clean their surroundings.
He cautioned against converting the period of the sanitation exercise (7am – 10am) into street trading, footballing and other activities, warning that anyone caught will be arrested and prosecuted before the Sanitation Court.