AKSEPWMA boss assures a clan and safe Akwa Ibom
By Emma Akpabio, Uyo
The Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Environment protection and Waste Management Agency ( AKSEPWMA) Hon Prince Ikim has reassured indigenes and residents of Akwa Ibom State of a clean and Safe environment under the leadership of Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.
Hon Ikim gave the assurance on Monday, April 15, 2019 during a live radio interview on Dakkada Akwa Ibom at Comfort 95.1FM, Uyo.
Speaking on how to maintain the lead as the cleanest State in Nigeria as was recently rated, the Waste Management Boss disclosed that several meetings have been held with the Resource companies working for the Agency, where they promised to raise their games and ensure that Akwa Ibom maintains her status quo as the cleanest State in the Nation.
On provision of receptacles, Ikim disclosed to the general public that negotiations are ongoing with different companies for the supplies of all necessary working equipments. “Uyo is gradually expanding and receptacles will no longer be suitable, negotions are ongoing for the purchase of dumpsters. Particularly, negotiations are on top gear with Innosson Nigeria PLC, on conclusion, they will supply us with dumpsters” He added.
The Oruk Anam born politician born politician who also disclosed that over 136illegal dump points have been discovered in the State, admonished indigenes and residents of the state to always bag and dispose refuse only at government approved dump points between 6pm and 6am daily. According to him “defaulters will be apprehended and prosecuted according to the provision of the law”.
Spelling out the Board’s duties, Ikim reiterated that the functions of the Agency that were previously carried out by the ministry of Environment has been rightly channeled back to the Agency. He vowed to suspend any contractor that will not meet up the standard, while reassuring Akwa Ibom People of a safe and clean State under the leadership of Governor Udom Emmanuel.