As part of efforts to curb growing environmental challenges in Abia, the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has declared State of Emergency in environmental sanitation.
The governor has also indicated interest to sign an Executive Order to create what he called distinct Waste Management Authorities in Aba North, Aba South, Osisioma Ngwa, Obingwa, Ugwunagbo, Umuahia South and Umuahia North.
This is contained in a statement signed by the chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka and made available to ABN TV.
The release also added that the Governor will personally be in charge of Waste Management activities in the entire Aba Metropolis to restore sanity and discipline in the entire Waste Management System from Friday, 27th September 2019 till the next four weeks.
Read full release below
The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, PhD has declared a State of Emergency on Environmental Sanitation in response to the increasing challenges of waste management in some parts of the State.
Consequently, the Governor will, in a matter of days, sign an Executive Order to create distinct Waste Management Authorities in the following Metropolitan Local Government Areas of the State – Aba North, Aba South, Osisioma Ngwa, Obingwa, Ugwunagbo, Umuahia South and Umuahia North.
Local Government Waste Managers shall be appointed immediately to superintendent over these Waste Management Authorities in the specified Local Government Areas.
Effective from today, Friday, 27th September 2019, the Governor shall, for four weeks, PERSONALLY take over and coordinate Waste Management activities in the entire Aba Metropolis to restore sanity and discipline in the entire Waste Management System within the emergency period.
Onyebuchi Ememanka, Esq
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
27th September, 2019.
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