Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA, Felix Obuah has felicitated with Muslims resident in the state and all over the world on the occasion of the festival of sacrifice, Eid-el-Kabir.
Obuah in his goodwill message to the Muslim faithful and friends said the celebration is another opportunity to renew our faith in the Almighty Creator and ask for forgiveness of our wrongdoings and more grace to do that will glorify God.
The RIWAMA Sole Administrator who gave his comment via a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam observed that Eid-el-Kabir is all about purity of heart which underscores the killing of animals for sacrifice to God.
He therefore appealed to Moslems living in Rivers State and elsewhere in Nigeria to imbibe the spirit of the religious festival even in ensuring that their residences, offices, business places, markets, parks and wherever they meet for purposes of exchange of goods and services are kept clean and healthy for human habitation.
The spiritual exercise, Obuah noted, must be manifest physically and environmentally for it to be holistic and complete.
The RIWAMA boss also reiterated the resolve of the state government to make Rivers State second to none in the country in terms of cleanness and healthy living conditions for residents.
He warned that all the sanitary laws and legislations against the unwholesome activities of scavengers are still in force and will be invoked without discrimination against those scattering and dumping wastes indiscriminately and outside the government approved receptacles at approved hours of 6pm to 12 midnight.
On the self-imposed Thursdays Sanitation by traders in the state, Obuah said pushing out wastes outside the 6pm – 12 midnight time frame is prohibited, stressing that wastes must be always properly bagged and deposed of between 6pm – 12 midnight.
The RIWAMA boss specifically warned that those doing business around Oil Mill market, Rumuokwurusi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area should have a change of attitude and begin to obey the sanitation laws of the state to prevent the ‘big stick’.