Battle against soot: Wike declares 19 persons wanted over illegal bunkering


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Sunday evening declared nineteen (19) persons wanted for operating illegal crude oil refining sites responsible for the soot pollution in the state.

The move is seen as a first concrete step by the state government towards ending the prevailing soot pollution which has been raising serious health concerns in the state.

The governor directed the Rivers State Head of Service to query one Mr. Temple Amakiri, a Director in the Ministry of Energy, for aiding and abetting bunkering activities and hand him over to the police for investigation and possible prosecution.

In a statewide broadcast on Sunday, Wike said the government was resolved to…

Source: Nigerian Tribune