Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has directed the sack of all the contractors handling the disposal of refuse in different parts of the State. This is followed the reported re-emergence of refuse at different locations within the Abakaliki metropolis of Ebonyi State. Umahi in a statement by Dr Richard Nnabu, Hon Commissioner for Environment, blamed the re-emergence of refuse on the “general laxities by contractors handling waste evacuation and general environmental cleanliness within Abakaliki Capital City.”
According to the statement: “Following general laxities by contractors handling waste evacuation and general environmental cleanliness within Abakaliki Capital City, His Excellency the Governor of Ebonyi State has therefore directed that all contractors involved in the exercise should be sacked with effect from 31st August 2022.
“Consequently, the Ministry of Environment therefore requests members of the public interested in handling environmental sanitation and waste evacuation within Abakaliki Capital City to apply in writing to the office of the Honorable Commissioner within the next one week. “Those to be engaged for the exercise should be able to demonstrate their competence and commitment to duties within 7 days or face disengagement.”