BREAKING: Rivers Gov’t Shuts Down Chinese Asphalt Company Responsible For Black Soot

BREAKING: Rivers Gov’t Shuts Down Chinese Asphalt Company Responsible For Black Soot

By News Release on February 11, 2017
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Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State
Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State

This is to inform the public that a Chinese construction company, named CGC, located on the Obirikwere-Airport Link Road has been shut down on Friday, the 10th of February, 2017, by the Rivers State Task Force on the Black Soot.

The Asphalt plant was found to be producing thick black smog out of the furnace in the process of burning Asphalt, heavily polluting the air.

The Asphalt plant was immediately shut down by the task force. All the directors of the company will be prosecuted according to the law.

The public is therefore advised to cooperate with the Task Force, by providing useful information on the Black Soot.

Please call or send Whatsapp messages to the following hot lines: 08065768366, 08036621435, 08037503473

BACKSTORY

Rivers State Government Sets Up Task Force To Tackle Soot
February 8, 2017

Rivers State Government has set up a Task Force to tackle the soot polluting the atmosphere of Port Harcourt and its environs.

The Task Force is mandated to investigate and resolve the environmental challenge.

This was part of the resolutions of the State Executive Council meeting of Wednesday at the Government House, Port Harcourt Executive Council Chambers chaired by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike .

The Task Force to investigate the Black Soot has the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline Konya, Commissioner of Special Duties, Mr Emeka Onowu and the Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin Tam-George as members.

The committee which will be backed by technical experts will liaise with major stakeholders to resolve the environmental challenges posed by the black soot.

Briefing the media after the Executive Council meeting, Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin Tam-George stated that the resolution was reached after the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline Konya on the preliminary results of its Ministerial Investigation.

Also on Wednesday, the Rivers State Executive Council approved the purchase of hi-tech equipment for the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital at the cost of $10.5million.

The Rivers State Executive Council also resolved to ensure that all the General Hospitals being rehabilitated are duly equipped to create access to quality healthcare for the people.

Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
8th February, 2017.

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