By Emma Amaize
ASABAâ€”GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has decried the random dumping of waste materials within and outside Asaba, the state capital, saying that government was determined to deal with the matter.
He stated this at the inauguration of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria, AMASON, Delta State council, in Asaba.
Uduaghan who was representedÂ by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Ocho, said government was happy to be associated with the WAMASON, especially at this period in time, when everybody was craving for a clean environment.
â€œGovernment is against indiscriminate dumping of waste materials, hence it had decided to equip the State Waste Management Board with enough facilities to deal decisively with the problem.â€
President of the Society, Mr. R. Ossai,Â said the body, which was incorporated in Nigeria in 2004 was collaborating with many states to develop their solid waste management plans.
Coordinator of the Delta State council, Sir Festus Ogunleye, disclosed that the council came to the state in 2007, adding, â€œthis council, like others, will in no small measure contribute to a clean and healthy environment in the state.”