Wike Rivers govt set to tackle environmental pollution

This was part of the resolutions  of the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

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Gov. Nyesom Wike of River State addressing the people play

Gov. Nyesom Wike of River State addressing the people

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The Rivers State Government has set up a Task Force to tackle   the black soot polluting the atmosphere  of Port Harcourt and its environs.

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

This was part of the resolutions  of the State Executive Council meeting of Wednesday, February 8, 2017,  at the Government House, Port Harcourt Executive Council Chambers chaired by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike .

The Task Force to investigate  the Black Soot has the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline  Konya, Commissioner of Special Duties, Mr Emeka Onowu and the Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin 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 black soot.

Briefing  the media after the Executive Council meeting, Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin Tam-George  stated that the resolution  was reached after the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline Konya on the preliminary results of its Ministerial Investigation.

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Also, the Rivers State Executive Council approved the  purchase of hi-tech equipment  for  the  Braithwaite Memorial Hospital at the cost  of  $10.5million.

The Rivers State Executive Council  also resolved to ensure that  all the General Hospitals  being  rehabilitated  are duly equipped  to create access to quality  healthcare for the people.

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