By our correspondent
Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Michael Tidi, has warned sewage disposal operators in the council area to desist from dumping waste illegally.
The council chairman gave the warning on Friday at Edjeba community in Warri South Local Government Area after visiting illegal dump sites behind Chevron Clinic, Warri.
According to investigations, the site, designated for Warri Industrial Park has been turned to illegal sewage dump site by waste operators.
Tidi warned of severe repercussion for anybody found dumping sewage in the illegal site.
“We have given directive to all sewage disposal operators in the council not to come here and dump their waste again because it is detrimental not only to Chevron Nigeria Limited but also to the Edjeba community.
“So any sewage disposal operator caught dumping waste here, we are going to prosecute them according to the extant laws of the land.
“I am therefore calling on the Edjeba community and waste disposal operators to desist from coming here to dispose their waste,” the council boss said.
He also warned illegal dredgers to desist from dredging around the area for the industrial park, and noted that the full wrath of the law will be brought against recalcitrant operators in the area.
“Also, the illegal dredging of sand here which has affected the integrity of the Chevron Nigeria Limited fence, should be stopped forthwith.
“Anyone caught dredging sand here again, criminal charges will be brought against the person in tandem with the extant laws”, he said.