– Rivers State Gov. Nyesom Wike has set up a Technical Panel to battle Soot in the state
– The Gov. disclosed that Soot is not a respecter of the status of anyone
According to a report, the Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has inaugurated a technical panel today in Port Harcourt.
The report made it known that the duty of the Panel is to seek out ways to battle soot in the state.
According to the report released the panel comprises of environmental experts/scientists, environmental lawyers, doctors, civil society , oil majors and security services.
Gov. Wike also charged the committee to submit their report on time so that everyone can see the positive change.
The Rivers State Gov. in his statement said, “I have told the chairman of the Technical Committee to ensure that everybody gets the report for the committee to quickly act for us to see positive changes. “As a Government, we owe our people the duty to tackle soot in Rivers State.
So many people have complained that the State Government is not doing something to reduce the soot. This is not true. “We have studied the situation. It took not less than five months to identify the causes.
This implementation committee is made up of environmental experts/scientists, environmental lawyers, doctors, civil society , oil majors and security services. This is a fundamental move to address the soot crisis .
The soot crisis is worse than insecurity, because of the long term health challenges that they pose to the people “As a Government, we are concerned and we will do everything to ensure that it is resolved.
“This soot does not know the Governor. It does not know a poor man or rich man. It affects everyone. Right here in Government House, I see it everywhere.”