Sanitation: RIWAMA Sole Administrator, Bro. Felix Obuah Elated Over Residents’ Compliance

Press Statement

Saturday's State-wide Sanitation Exercise:

RIWAMA Sole Administrator, Bro. Felix Obuah Elated Over Residents’ Compliance

The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has again expressed satisfaction with the cleanliness of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital and its environs, following the compliance of residents and business operators in today’s sanitation exercise, which held across the State.

Bro. Obuah who stated these shortly after monitoring the exercise in some sections of Port Harcourt, the State capital, and it's environs, applauded the people for showing consistency within the last three monthly sanitation exercises, and urged them to keep up the tempo.

Some of the areas visited include Rumuokwuta, Rumuigbo, Ikwerre Road, Njemanze Street, Aggrey Road, Creek Road, Churchill Road, Old GRA, Aba Road and the Trans-Amadi Slaughter in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

The RIWAMA Sole Administrator who was represented by the Director of Administration of the Agency, Mr. Ian Abraham Gobo said there has been tremendous improvement in the cleanliness of Port Harcourt and its environs, and attributed it to internal mechanism recently adopted by the Agency.

“I am highly elated by the compliance exhibited by residents and people doing business in Port Harcourt and its environs in the sanitation exercise, especially in the last three months.
I particularly express satisfaction with the improved performance of our Service Providers who have obeyed the ‘sit up or get fired’ order recently issued by the Agency”, Bro. Obuah enthused.

As part of the internal mechanism adopted by the Agency, Bro. Obuah said he embarked on a daily early morning monitoring of Port Harcourt, the State capital and its environs to ascertain the level of cleanliness.

“This daily early morning monitoring exercise paid off as you can see, because we were able to put Service Providers on their toes.  We were able to appraise their daily performances in their respective zones and when we discovered the laxity in some of them, we asked them to sit up or get fired; and the result is what we are seeing today”, Bro. Obuah stated.

Bro. Obuah also lauded the efforts of the 23 local government council chairmen and the councilors in mobilizing their people to participate in the exercise, noting that the local government administrators have proven their worth as true leaders.

The RIWAMA boss also commended security agents for ensuring the enforcement of the ‘no human and vehicular movements’ order between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., even as he extolled the roles played by traditional rulers, chiefs, youths, women and opinion leaders in ensuring that the exercise was successful at the rural areas.

The Sole Administrator advised Rivers people to join hands with Governor Nyesom Wike to ensure that all the nooks and crannies of the State are kept clean and healthy at all times.


Jerry Needam

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Bro. Felix Obuah, Sole Administrator,
Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA).

Saturday, August 25, 2018.