Gov. Wike Personally Leads Arrest Of 15 Mechanics In Rivers State (Photos)

Published 2 years ago by: kacy lee
at 10:18 PM, 24/02/2017 (2 years ago)

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As a way of fighting the recent "black soot" pollution that has hit Rivers State, Gov. Nyesom Wike led the arrest of 15 mechanics, burning used tyres with con The Governor, who was on his way back from Oyinbo after attending the funeral service of Late Sir Precious Oforji, ran into mechanics engaged in mass illegal burning of tyres and condemned engine oil on Aba Road around the Oyigbo axis.

Here's an official press statement on behalf of the Governor, by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media;

"In furtherance of the fight against the pollution of the Rivers environment by Particulate Matter, popularly referred to as ‘black soot’, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday ordered the arrest of 15 mechanics engaged in illegal burning of used tyres and condemned engine oil.

The governor who ran into the mass illegal burning of tyres and condemned engine oil on Aba Road around the Oyigbo axis.

Governor Wike who was returning from Oyigbo where he attended the funeral service of Late Sir Precious Oforji was attracted by the inferno which emitted a tick smoke into the atmosphere.

He directed his motorcade to stop. He went into the large mechanic workshop where the mechanics had used an open field to burn the tyres and condemned engine oil.

The governor who was in the company of the Former Acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah and Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia directed the State Fire Service to put out the fire.

He also stated that immediate steps be taken to ensure that the fire did not spread to neighbouring houses in the area.

On the arrest of the mechanics polluting the environment, he said that the State Government will liaise with relevant security agencies to ensure they are prosecuted.

Governor Wike noted that his administration is working with all stakeholders to ensure that the black soot polluting the atmosphere is brought under control.

He said nobody will be allowed to endanger the lives of the people of the state through harmful environmental practices.

The governor assured the people of Rivers State that the Task Force set up to tackle the black soot had been duly empowered to ensure that the state’s environment is safe for all residents.

Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
24th February, 2017."demned engine oil.










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akinmanchy at 10:55 PM, 24/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Bad day at the office

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Mykie010 at 10:57 PM, 24/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Welldone wike
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Eazyatumeyi at 12:01 AM, 25/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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My people hardly sleep because of this.
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osarobo62 at 12:44 AM, 25/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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what programs does the govt have to recycle these used tyres, other than burning them Huh?
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jeroba1 at 06:47 AM, 25/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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thank u Mr governor.
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freethinker at 11:01 AM, 25/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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GOOD MOVE
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AmazingMarie at 11:12 AM, 25/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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ok gd arrest
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crocatum at 12:02 PM, 25/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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we need proper environmental regulations, you cant burn substances because you will make profit, when it has the potential to harm future generations, cause abnormalities and mutate human gene badly. Even cause cancer, and outbreak of disease unless you stupidly believe that black man doesn't die.
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gogoman at 03:34 PM, 25/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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james987 at 04:00 PM, 27/02/2017 (2 years ago)
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Ok na
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