Following the fight against the pollution of the environment by Particulate Matter, ‘black soot’ in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike arrested 15 mechanics caught burning used tyres and condemned engine oil on Friday.
The governor, in company of some PDP chieftains was returning from Oyibo when he stumbled upon the mass burning of tyres and condemned engine oil on Aba Road around the Oyigbo axis, which emitted a thick smoke into the atmosphere.
Directing his motorcade to stop, he went into the large mechanic workshop and saw how the mechanics used an open field to burn the tyres and condemned engine oil, ordering their arrest immediately.
On the arrest of the mechanics polluting the environment, he said that the State Government will liaise with relevant security agencies to ensure they are prosecuted just as he also assured residents that he is working with all stakeholders to ensure that the black soot polluting the atmosphere is brought under control.
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