Tidi orders loggers to stop dumping their by-product on Pessu axis of Warri River

*Says environmental laws in Nigeria are very week

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Tidi orders loggers to stop dumping their by-product on Pessu axis of Warri River
From Left: (Front Row) Mr. Joseph Oribioye, Comrade Tuoyo Ajinomisaghan, Dr. Michael Tidi, Comrade Pessu (behind ) Hon. Emmanuel Egbe & Chief (Mrs.) Divine Iniovosa

Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area in Delta State, Dr. Michael Tidi, has ordered loggers along the Pessu Market axis of Warri River, to immediately stop dumping of their by-product on the water channel, saying it is inimical to government’s resolve to revitalize commercial activities in Pessu Market and its environs.

Dr. Tidi, handed down the order, Saturday November 28, when he led his Vice, Chief Divine Iniovosa, Secretary to Warri South Local Government, Mr. Joseph Oribioye and some of the Council’s Supervisors to inspect the ongoing reconstruction of Pessu Market Road by the State Government, in the course of  supervising this month’s environmental sanitation exercise.


Dr. Michael Tidi, fielding questions from newsmen


The Warri South Local Government  Boss, who lamented the low compliance of people of the area as it affects the environmental sanitation restriction directive by the State Government, noted that disposal of waste is a shared responsibility between government and the governed.

While commending the Governor Okowa administration for reconstructing the Pessu Market Road, Dr. Tidi, averred that he was particularly delighted, because the road project was his recommendation when the governor came to Warri in 2018 to hold a town hall meeting.

He posited that enviromental laws in Nigeria is very weak, assuring that his administration will introduce Executive Bill to Warri South Council Legislature, with a view to enacting bylaw that would give bite to the enforcement of sanitaion defaulters, even as he enjoined security agencies to step up their game as it concerns restricition of movement on environmental sanitation days.


Officials of Warri South Council Environment Department, evacuating refuse by First Bank along Warri-Sapele Road, near Warri Main Market


Officers of Warri South Local Government Council, evacuated refuse at Odion Road, Warri-Sapele Road to Warri Main Garage, Market Road, Cemetry Road, Okere Market to Estate Round-About, Okere-Urhobo Road, Angle Park to NPA New Port axis and also trimmed trees at parts of Airport Road, Warri, as part of the environmental sanitation exercise.