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Obuah Warns Against Street Footballing, Trading, During Tomorrow’s Sanitation Hours

As the people of the State gear up for this month’s state-wide sanitation exercise scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 30, 2020, the Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has warned against converting the sanitation hours of 7am to 10am into street trading, footballing and other social activities.

Bro. Obuah in a statement said such behavior is not only condemnable but grossly unpatriotic, urging those who engage in the act to desist henceforth as defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.

He noted that the statewide sanitation exercise is a civic duty which entails the participation of all well-meaning people of the State for the overall health and cleanliness of the environment.

The Sole Administrator warned that Sanitation Marshalls in conjunction with law enforcement agencies have been directed to monitor the roads and streets with a view to arresting and prosecuting those who engage in this unwholesome act, adding that to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

He therefore charged parents and guardians to call their children to order as those who flout the sanitation rules would be arrested and brought before the Sanitation Court for immediate prosecution.

The RIWAMA Sole Administrator stated that the full participation of all residents including youths in the State is solicited so as to engender a clean and healthy environment, stressing that using sanitation hours for street trading and footballing is tantamount to sabotaging the efforts of the Rivers State government.

 

 

Jerry Needam

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to

Bro. Felix Obuah, Sole Administrator,

Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA).

 

Friday, October 30, 2020.

 

Press Statement

Obuah Warns Against Street Footballing, Trading, During Tomorrow’s Sanitation Hours

As the people of the State gear up for this month’s state-wide sanitation exercise scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 30, 2020, the Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has warned against converting the sanitation hours of 7am to 10am into street trading, footballing and other social activities.

Bro. Obuah in a statement said such behavior is not only condemnable but grossly unpatriotic, urging those who engage in the act to desist henceforth as defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.

He noted that the statewide sanitation exercise is a civic duty which entails the participation of all well-meaning people of the State for the overall health and cleanliness of the environment.

The Sole Administrator warned that Sanitation Marshalls in conjunction with law enforcement agencies have been directed to monitor the roads and streets with a view to arresting and prosecuting those who engage in this unwholesome act, adding that to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

He therefore charged parents and guardians to call their children to order as those who flout the sanitation rules would be arrested and brought before the Sanitation Court for immediate prosecution.

The RIWAMA Sole Administrator stated that the full participation of all residents including youths in the State is solicited so as to engender a clean and healthy environment, stressing that using sanitation hours for street trading and footballing is tantamount to sabotaging the efforts of the Rivers State government.

 

 

Jerry Needam

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to

Bro. Felix Obuah, Sole Administrator,

Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA).

 

Friday, October 30, 2020.

 

 

 

ARSON: SANWO-OLU IN TVC, CONSOLES MANAGEMENT AND STAFF

  • Station Boss: ‘We’re Traumatised By Rioters’

The broad hole left on the double-layer wall of the central studio of the Television Continental (TVC) told the extent of the wreck inflicted on the station.

No thanks to the arsonists who invaded the TV station located in Ikosi area of Lagos State last week, in the wake of the violence instigated by the youth demonstration against police brutality.

Transmission gadgets, state-of-the-art studios, production rooms and operational vehicles, all gone up in flames by the time the hoodlums left the station’s premises.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, visited the management and staff of the TV station to console them over the incident.

TVC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Andrew Hanlon, led top management staff of the media organisation to receive Sanwo-Olu and his team, among which included the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo, and Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso.

Hanlon took the Governor round the main auditorium, which was the hub of the TV station’s operation. It was completely razed.

The auditorium housed three main studios, three control rooms, three master control rooms and central transmission laboratory said to have been equipped with the modern communication gadgets worth millions of dollars.

All left in the building were charred materials.

The TV station boss told Sanwo-Olu that more than 250 production staff working in the razed building had been out of work since the incident happened. He added that over 500 direct employees of the station had been struggling to work in temporary accommodation put up by the company.

Hanlon said: “After the rioters invaded our premises and set the place on fire, some buildings in the premises survived. But the main transmission building is completely destroyed and it was the hub of our operations. The rioters cast fear and terror in the hearts of our employees when they broke in last week’s Wednesday morning.

“People’s hard work and huge investment that went down into the TV station were destroyed in a period of about an hour. The incident was really traumatising for all of us. The rioters left immense devastation. The entire interior of the building was destroyed. This is all that is left of our bubbling building, which was a centrepiece. Thankfully, no member of staff died in the incident.”

Hanlon said the immediate priority before the management of the TV station was to ensure that all direct employees were looked after, stressing that the means of livelihood of thousands of indirect workers attached to the brand had been threatened.

He said efforts were being taken to return TVC back to its full operations, promising that the station would bounce back stronger than it was.

The Governor was also shown a wreck of burnt vehicles belonging to the station and employees.

 

SIGNED

GBOYEGA AKOSILE

CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY

OCTOBER 29, 2020