In a continuous strive to keep Akwa Ibom State clean, green and beautiful, the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Environmental Protection and Waste Management Agency – Hon. Prince Ikim on recently embarked on inspection to the proposed permanent dump site situated at Ntak Inyang by Nassarawa.
Speaking with journalists at the permanent dump site, Prince Ikim said the dump site at Uyo village road was a temporary dump site which will soon be turned to a ‘transfer station’ to feed the permanent dump site when work fully commences at the permanent site.
Ikim also intimated that with the permanent dump site which is about 11hecters, the Agency will move from just collecting waste and dumping them to creating wealth and energy from waste, adding that incinerators will be built at the permanent dump site.
The Chairman who also talked about the poor conditions of the road, said the road will be opened up to allow easy motorable access to the dump site, while also imploring the inhabitants of the community to try and keep their community clean for a healthy living condition.
In his response, the Head of the Hausa community, Alhaji Muhammad who spoke on behalf of all settlers, said he was happy about the new development and that the project will receive their full support and cooperation since they have been yearning for motorable roads around the community .
Alhaji Muhammad commended the State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel for making Akwa Ibom State peaceful and comfortable for them to stay, saying he does not regret supporting the PDP government in the State.
He also promised to make sure his people keep the community clean always.