Minister Reveals Causes Of Soot In Port Harcourt

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Minister of Transport, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has unveiled the reasons behind the continued re-occurrence of soot in Rivers State.

According to him, the soot emanated as a result of the inability of the present administration to efficiently and effectively use the available security equipments within its reach to curb the menace. Adding that Wike lacks the political will to confront those individual involved in bunkering activities and illegal processing of crude in the state.

Speaking during an interaction session with newsmen at the Port Harcourt International Airport, recently, Amaechi supported his claim with the information released and made available by the Federal Ministry of Environment, which entails that the black soots polluting Rivers State are particles coming from the illegal processing of crude going on in the state.

“The reason why you have soot is not the Federal Government. According to documents from the Ministry of Environment, the reasons for the soot is because people are bunkering and you have a Governor who is not able to discharge his security responsibilities and he passes it on the Federal Government.

“We felt that Rivers people are dying and we cannot allow one irresponsible man to allow Rivers people to die. The soot is not coming from heaven, it is from the irresponsibility of individuals who are in government and have no singular idea of what to do,” he said.

The minister further disclosed that there was no soot in Rivers State during his regime because he was capable and responsible enough to fight against all forms of illegality in the state unlike Wike who paves way for corruption and pushes the blame to the federal Government.

“I was Givernor here for 8 years and there was no soot.

During this period, I was responsible enough to stop them and there was not soot”. Amaechi concluded.


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