Bayelsa Ecosystem Restoration Committee Chairman warns against indiscriminate dumping of refuse, toxic wastes
Yenagoa—The Chairman of Bayelsa State Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Committee, Dr. Hephzibah Suobo has called on the people of Bayelsa to make concerted efforts in keeping their environments clean.
He commended stakeholders in the state for formulating policies that have helped to reduce carbon emissions and the effects of toxic wastes in the environment.
Suobo who made this known while speaking in an event held on Tuesday at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Center to mark the 2022 World Environmental Day, urged Bayelsans especially residents of the Yenagoa metropolis to desist from blocking natural drainages.
According to him, such practice will not only lead to incessant flooding but will also give rise to all sorts of diseases.
“If we don’t stop the indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other toxic wastes in our natural drainages, the result of our actions will not just be flooding but also the spread of diseases.
“I want to commend the Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Iselema Gbanrabiri and other critical stakeholders for putting policies in place to help reduce carbon emissions and effects of toxic wastes,” he said.
Mangrovepen.ng recalls that Suobo had met with the management of Rasterse Energyst in the UK led by Chuks Donald Owemena, the Director for Alternative Energy, Dr. Terrence Lewis and their spouses to discuss bold steps in training Bayelsa policymakers, youths and women on renewable energy at the Center for Alternative Technology (C.A.T), Wales.
He was also invited to Glasgow Scotland by the CEO of Salt Consult for POST COP 26 engagement with a team and representative of the Scottish ALBA political party to discuss the Climate sustainability program in line with Glasgow leaders’ decision at COP 26.