According to a report by Niaj.com, the Rivers state government has traced the black soot polluting the atmosphere of Port Harcourt and its environs to a Chinese construction company, named CGC. According to a statement Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin Tam-George, the company has been shutdown by the Rivers State Task Force on the Black Soot.
February 11 read: “This is to inform the public that a Chinese construction company, named CGC, located on the Obirikwere-Airport Link Road has been shut down on Friday, the 10th of February, 2017, by the Rivers State Task Force on the Black Soot.
“The Asphalt plant was found to be producing thick black smog out of the furnace in the process of burning Asphalt, heavily polluting the air.
“The Asphalt plant was immediately shut down by the task force. All the directors of the company will be prosecuted according to the law.
“The public is therefore advised to cooperate with the Task Force, by providing useful information on the Black Soot.
“Please call or send Whatsapp messages to the following hot lines: 08065768366, 08036621435, 08037503473.”
Recall that the Rivers state government had set up a Task Force to tackle the black soot polluting the atmosphere of Port Harcourt and its environs. The Task Force was mandated to investigate and resolve the environmental challenge.
This was part of the resolutions of the State Executive Council meeting of Wednesday, February 8 at the government House, Port Harcourt Executive Council Chambers chaired by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.