𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐈𝐖𝐀𝐌𝐀 𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭

The Special Adviser to the governor on Environmental Sanitation, Honorable Prince Obi Ohia has brought the message of cleanliness and a clean environment to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt as part of World Hand Hygiene Day activities.

Addressing medical students as a special guest, Hon. Ohia Prince underscored the importance of proper hygiene and highlighted the state government's commitment to ensuring a clean environment. He outlined the government's initiative, which involves citizens collecting waste and depositing it in designated receptacles placed throughout streets and communities, with service providers responsible for its evacuation to dump sites.

He, however, expressed concern over some residents' failure to adhere to designated dumping times, which hampers service providers' efforts. The governor's aide revealed ongoing discussions with Finnish authorities and representatives from Arab countries to establish a recycling plant aimed at both waste transformation and revenue generation for the government and citizens. The event also featured remarks from a representative of the Commissioner for Health and Ministry of Water Resources.

Hon. Ohia's entourage included the Director of Administration, Marvin Abbey, the Director of Finance and Accounts, the Director of Public Health, the chairman of the taskforce, and others. Prior to this, Hon. Ohia and his team met with the Vice Chancellor of Rivers State University, Prof. Nlerum Okogbule, where they emphasized the importance of restoring Port Harcourt to its original status as the Garden City.

Signed: Obed Douglas,
Special Assistant on Electronic Media, to Hon Prince Obi Ohia, Acting Sole Administrator, RIWAMA.
Date: Tuesday, 7th May, 2024.

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