Posted by News Express | 6 June 2016 | 2,243 times
The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Felix Obuah, says for the full enjoyment of the potentials offered by nature to man, the ecosystem must be jealously guarded and protected by all.
Obuah stated this in his goodwill message for this year’s World Environment Day Sunday, June 5, 2016. According to the RIWAMA Chairman, there is need for all to be kind to our environment because of its natural and spiritual influences which affect the growth and development of human beings, stressing that people’s attitudes to life are basically the reflection of their environment.
Obuah appealed to all residents in the state to see World Environment Day as declared by the United Nations and celebrated every 5th of June to reflect on the state of their surroundings and, or habitats with a view to ridding them of all dirt and wastes. On the part of the Rivers State government, the Sole Administrator said the Governor Wike administration places high premium on good sanitary standards, and has put all machinery in place to facilitate this necessity.
The state waste management agency, as an organ of government, Obuah said, is leaving no stone unturned to assist the governor achieve his New Vision for the state and has therefore mobilised and empowered waste service providers to ensure that all nooks and crannies of the state are kept clean and safe for living, stressing that health is wealth.
“It’s also in pursuit of this lofty objective that all relevant and extant environmental and sanitation laws of the state have been re-enforced. Dumpsites are readily available at the designated places, receptacles are provided to contain littering of wastes on our streets and roads.
All these are some of the efforts of the government to have a decent environment for living, doing business and recreating. It is therefore necessary for all hands to be on deck to keep our environment safe and healthy,” the RIWAMA Chairman declared.
On global warming, Obuah said though it’s a consequence of technological advancement, corporate organisations and multi-national oil companies should adhere to safety rules and standards to save the world the imminent threat to the ecosystem and by implication to human, metal, animal and vegetable life.
While wishing all a happy Environment Day celebration, Obuah declared Governor Wike as Man of the Year for 2016 World Environment Day in appreciation of his efforts in the area of infrastructural development.
•Photo shows RIWAMA Chairman, Felix Obuah.
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