The Abia State government has provided five refuse disposal trucks to the state’s Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) to clean the state.
The trucks came when the state’s two major cities – Umuahia, the state capital, as well as Aba, the commercial hub – have been ravaged by heaps of refuse, raising fears about likely outbreak of an epidemic.
At the handover of the trucks, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said his administration was determined to ensure a clean state.
Ikpeazu, who was represented by his deputy, Sir Ude Oko-Chukwu, said government’s determination to keep the state clean propelled his administration to buy three refuse compactor trucks, two roll-off trucks and four refuse buckets.
He said that the present administration has also reorganized the agency to make it more effective, “We believe that with what we are doing that the agency would turn a new leaf”.
The governor urged the agency to put the new materials to good use to enable them clean up the state, adding that government would provide more materials for them in due course.
Receiving the trucks, the general manager of ASEPA, Okechukwu Apugo said that the agency is very happy to the new items, stressing that the governor has empowered them to do their job.
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Author: Ugochukwu Ugoji-Eke