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Thursday, 9 February 2017
Gov. Wike Sets Up Task Force To Tackle Black Soot in Port Harcourt
The Rivers State government has set up a Task Force to tackle the black soot polluting the atmosphere of Port Harcourt and its environs.
The Task Force is assigned to investigate and resolve the environmental challenge.
The State Executive Council Chambers was chaired by Governor Nyesom Wike, during the resolutions of the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, at the Government House.
However, the Task Force to investigate on the Black Soot has the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline Konya, Commissioner of Special Duties, Mr EmekaOnowu and the Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin Tam-George as members.
The committee which will be backed by technical experts will liaise with major stakeholders to resolve the environmental challenges, posed by the black soot.
Briefing the media after the Executive Council meeting, Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin Tam-George, stated that the resolution was reached after the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline Konya briefed on the preliminary results of its ministerial investigation.