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Bayelsa: Why we prosecute 31 sanitation offenders – BESA Chairman

Chief Robert Enogha

* Attributes low key exercise to political activities


By Amgbare Ekaunkumo,Yenagoa



The Chairman of the Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority (BESA), Chief Robert Enogha said the authority has arrested and prosecuted 31 offenders of sanitation law in Bayelsa State.


Chief Enogha stated this while briefing journalists at the office premises after monitoring the monthly state sanitation exercise in Yenagoa.


Represented by the Controller of Waste Management in the Authority said the defaulters including 20 males and 11 females were arrested for different offences committed in the State, adding that the defaulters has been tried and prosecuted in accordance with the relevant sanitation laws in the State.


He noted that the Authority decided to carry out the monthly sanitation exercise low key which according to him “was attributed to the political activities gearing up ahead of the November 16th, 2019 governorship election”.


Mr. Alazigha said the vision of Chief Robert Enogha led sanitation authority is to ensure that Bayelsa is recorded amongst the cleanest cities in Nigeria.


He also commended the Mayor of Yenagoa local government council, Hon. Uroupaye Nimizuoa and the Rotary International Club for their participation in the monthly exercise in ensuring that potholes within Tombia roundabout are pitched for easy vehicular movement.


Also speaking, the Controller of Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority, Mr. Stephen Mondebo warned producers of bottle waters, food stuffs and other consumables in the state to ensure that expired products are not distributed to the public for consumption, adding that if anyone caught will be prosecuted in Court.


His words: “It is the political activities that marred the low turn out of individuals, but however, we commends Bayelsans who came out during the exercise.


“I am satisfied with the turnout  because we made some arrest and the compliance is satisfactory, people are working, cleaning their environment in areas visited, particularly the Tombia market, the Rotary International club, they came out en mass and clean up the Tombia market.


“I am calling on non governmental  agencies and organizations to partner with us, some have been doing it like Rotary International club, we are opening our windows for collaboration because waste management is all inclusive matter, it is not meant for the authority alone. While we are in Tombia roundabout, the Major of Yenagoa city council Hon. Uroupaye Nimizuoa came out pitching those potholes which has raised so much concern”, he added.


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