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Govt Reads Riot Act To Residents Over Illegal Billboards, Waste Disposal

Delta, Billboards
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

John Dugbe

Ughelli – Hon. Igho Akpojotor, member representing Delta Central on the Delta State Waste Management Board, has warned that those that put up billboards in the centre of roads and major roundabouts in the state should pull them down within two weeks or face prosecution for constituting environmental nuisance against the tourism value of the state.

This is just as he warned against indiscriminate waste disposal on roads in the state.

He condemned the number of unauthorised billboards at the DSC Roundabout, Ebrumede; Effurun Roundabout and Amukpe Roundabout in Sapele, warning that if owners of the billboards fail to comply with the directive, somebody would be used as scapegoat before the others would know that government was determined to create a clean, healthy and disease-free environment for the people.

Briefing newsmen at the Amukpe Roundabout at the end of the tour, Akpojotor stressed that, “We are giving owners of billboards on the centre of roundabouts two weeks to remove them. You can see that the billboards constitute serious environmental nuisance. They deface the environment and impugn on the tourism value or potentials of our towns and cities.

“Any conduct that is inimical to the tourism value of our environment cannot be tolerated. We shall drag defaulters to court to establish our seriousness with this directive.”