By DENNIS OUT/
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State at the weekend threatened to dissolve the State Waste Management Board.
Dr. Uduaghan issued the threat while monitoring the special environmental sanitation exercise he declared in Sapele on Saturday.
According to our correspondents, the governor, who arrived the town at about 7:30 a.m., expressed disappointment with chairman of the board, Mr. Olori Magege, who only joined him at about 9:00 a.m.
Uduaghan said, “I am highly disappointed in you that you are just getting into town at about 9:00 a.m. when I have been around since 7:00 a.m. for the special sanitation exercise declared by me.
“I might consider dissolving the State Waste Management Board. I am not happy with the way you are handling things,” he said.
Our correspondents report that the governor went round Okpe, New Ogorode, Adeola, Akintola, Mission and Yoruba roads to see things for himself.
Satisfied, he commended the Commissioner for Environment, Chief Frank Omare for effectively carrying out the directive to remove all obstructions on natural waterways and drainages in Sapele.
He expressed shock that majority of those who came out to clean their surroundings were women.
Speaking to journalists, the commissioner said, “We declared today special sanitation in this town because Sapele is dirty and we have no option than to make the exercise compulsory.
“I told the HPM (Head of Personnel Management) in the presence of the governor that he would be supervised by me until the sanitary condition in Sapele is improved.
“Importantly, we are not witch-hunting anybody but rather we are trying to make the area good for healthy living, and the inhabitants are happy,” he said.