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Agency Commends Bank For Donating Uniforms To Rivers Sweepers

Felix Obuah
Posted: Jun 7, 2016 at 6:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Daniel Abia

P/Harcourt – The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah, has thanked the management of Sterling Bank Plc over the donation of 450 pairs of Sweepers’ vests to the Agency.

Obuah, who received the items in his office in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, said the donation of the coveralls was significant, as it came on the very day marking his one year in office as Sole Administrator of  RIWAMA.

He told the visiting Sterling Bank team, led by the South-South Regional Retail Business Executive, Mrs. Nneka Enang, that the Agency was especially grateful to the Bank for standing out as one of the first corporate organizations to partner with RIWAMA for the purpose of cleaning Port Harcourt City. Obuah described the gesture of the Bank as highly commendable, and implored other banks and corporate organisations to follow suit.

According to him, “This is the first time we are receiving any corporate organisation coming here not only to partner with us to clean up Port Harcourt and sensitize the people on the need to clean their environment, but spending their money to provide up to 450 coveralls for the cleaners. We are indeed, very grateful”.

The RIWAMA boss said he would remain grateful to Sterling Bank over the presentation of the items, adding that the gifts had further boosted his resolve to accomplish the mandate given by Governor Nyesom Wike to return Port Harcourt, the State capital, and its environs to its lost status as cleanest State in Nigeria. The  Sole Administrator assured his visitors that the materials would be judiciously used, commending the team for what he called ‘excellent marketing’, adding that the Bank had, through their action, cemented a lasting business relationship with the Agency.

He assured that RIWAMA would set aside a date to unveil the sweepers’ coveralls to enable members of the public see and appreciate the good gesture of Sterling Bank.

“On that day, all the cleaners would wear the uniform and we shall march round the streets of Port Harcourt to re-awaken the clean consciousness of the people of Rivers State. This is the only way we can also let other corporate organizations know that Sterling Bank has done this for Rivers State”, he said, amid applause.

Obuah seized the occasion to comment on his one year anniversary which coincided with the visit of the Sterling Bank officials, saying although it has been fraught with challenges; he has been able to change the face of Port Harcourt from the ‘filthy’ state of the environs to a much serene and dirt-free city. “Waste management is the only area the government spends without getting any money in return. This is the only area the government has subsidized 100% without charging the people. Government pays for carting away all these wastes and Chief (Barr) Ezenwo Wike has done this for the past one year without owing any Service Provider,” he declared.