Inadequate dump site responsible for filthy environment in Delta — Chairman




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ASABA – Olori Magege, the , Delta State Waste Management Board, has identified inadequate dump site as being responsible for the filthy environment across the state.

Magege made this known  while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday while reacting to the filthy  state of the capital, especially during the rainy season.

He said that the already working toward addressing the challenge as the waste incinerator located at Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Area almost completed.

He warned of the state against blocking drains with waste, to avoid flooding.

is unfortunate that in spite of ’s efforts at clearing drains in the state, find very difficult to  dispose of waste properly.

cannot the problem of waste management alone; all hands must be on deck in ensuring that the drains are kept clean.’’

Magege attributed the delay in waste collection to the rainy season, adding that measures were being put in place to address the .

Meanwhile, some of Asaba have complained that the waste management operators were not collecting waste regularly since the rainy season started.

A restaurant operator, Mrs Oluchi Ofunye, said that the irregular of waste by the waste management operators causing serious pollution around her store.

“The most painful aspect of is that at the end of the month they come and ask for pay. Because of the regular rainfall, most of the waste are washed back into the drains.’’

An of the Ministry of Environment who preferred anonymity, told NAN that the state had one dump site servicing  the whole of Asaba,adding that as soon the incinerator commenced operation, the dump site would be closed. (NAN)