The governor of Rivers State Chief Barrister Nyesom Wike has given matching order to the Rivers State Waste Management Agency to clear Port Harcourt of filthiness or risk being disbanded.
The Governor stated this in a state statewide broadcast Air on Radios Stations today in Port Harcourt.
In his words, “Finally, the management of the State’s Waste Management Authority is hereby directed to clear the State of filthiness within one week from today or be disbanded without any further notice.
The Governor, also warned that Taskforce officials who indulge in illegal activities would face the full weight of the law.
He said such act was what led to the dissolution of the previous Tasforce and that the government would not hesitate to dissolve the current Taskforce, if they deviate from their core mandate.
He said those arrested for various crimes would be prosecuted in accordance we the the laws of the land.
“We have also heard reports about the excesses of the State Task Force on illegal trading and parking on our roads, especially the alleged shooting of motorists, extortions and abuse of the human rights of citizens.”
“Recall that the previous task force was disbanded on account of similar reports and we will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on any member of the task force who crosses the boundaries of the law and rational behaviour.” He said.