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Rivers Govt sets up Task Force to tackle soot polluting the atmosphere in Port Harcourt



Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

Following public outcry against the presence of soot in the atmosphere of Port Harcourt and its environs, the Rivers state government has set up a Task Force to tackle the situation.

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

Speaking after the State Executive Council meeting, Commissioner of Information, Dr. Austin Tam-George said that the resolution to set up a Task Force was reached after the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline Konya briefed on the preliminary results of its ministerial investigation.

Members of the Task Force include Prof. Konya; Commissioner of Special Duties, Emeka Onowu; Dr. 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 soot.

Source: Channels TV


  1. yeyeperry

    February 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Thank God they are finally doing something about it. Before we have a break out of respiratory diseases.

  2. Deb

    February 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Task force? I’m a matter of emergency. Or build an environmental expert team and a diesese. Control centre. They might not get rid this thing till december

  3. nnenne

    February 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    This administration. Was actually thinking about mining coal in Enugu. Absolutely insane! !!

  4. NG

    February 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    What is with this rumour that the soot is from asphalt from a construction company that a powerful Rivers Oga has interest in?

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