Ayade Pleads For Understanding As Refuse Take Over Parts Of Calabar

BEN-AYADEGovernor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has promised to tackle headlong, the problem of mounting refuse in parts of Calabar metropolis, the state capital.
He made the promise when he inspected the Lemna dump site, where he expressed displeasure with the level of stench oozing from the over 30 trucks waiting to discharge evacuated wastes.
As he was conducted round by a team of waste managers, Ayade said: “It is unacceptable and totally unhealthy for both wastes and human beings to coexist side-by-side as we have witnessed here today. I am sure that when this place was designated as a dump site, nobody was living here.
“But now that it is sharing the same environment with human beings, we have to consider an alternative place for a new dump site”.
The governor urged Cross River residents to be patient with his administration, saying it was holistically addressing proper waste disposal in line with the clean and green status of the state.
He said: “Once more, I want to plead with you for your understanding as my team and I aggressively seek to address the challenge of waste disposal. We are concerned about your interests: health, welfare, safety and security. These are key issues to me. Have a little patience; this waste will soon be a thing of the past”.

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