The Rivers State government has reiterated its resolve to stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse along Creek Road in Port Harcourt.
The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Environmental Sanitation Authority (RSSEA), Mr Adeogun Ade who made this known to journalists while monitoring last Saturday’s sanitation exercise said the authority was currently exploring ways of ensuring that the endemic poor state of the area was improved soonest.
He said the authority was working in collaboration with government to see that the Creek Road Market was completed in time.
He said another thing that was key to improved sanitary condition of the Creek Road market axis of the metropolis was the completion of the road.
Mr Ade said as soon as the road was completed, “we would be able to clearly know the area that will be demarcated on the road and it will aid effort towards the cleanliness of Creek Road market,” he said.
He said that beginning from Monday, (today), sanitation enforcement teams and officers would be deployed to the area to enfoce compliance with sanitation laws. He expressed the view that there would be improved sanitary condition at the area before the next sanitation exercise.
On the hostility displayed by staff of the NNPC mega station at the Lagos Bus Stop, the Sole Administrator said the authority would continue to enforce and carry out its mandate without fear.
He said more than 100 people had so far been arrested and are being prosecuted before magistrates handling sanitation offences.
He said the effrontery exhibited by the staff of NNPC mega station was unfortunate but expressed satisfaction that the development not withstanding, the authority succeeded in seizing unused tyres that constituted nuisance in front of the station.
“But one of the reasons I am sure we were there this morning was for them to clean their environment, especially the frontage of the mega station
“I am sure you are aware that by the time we left, they have actually cleared all the debris.
“I am sure that you are also aware that they were clearing the grasses within their premises and of course we succeded in taking those unused tyres blocking the road,” he said.