Rivers Assembly Moves To Check Illegal Refineries

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To further intensify the war against illegal refineries, a Bill for a law, to amend the Rivers State Environmental Protection and Management Law, has scaled through the first reading on the floor of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

Presenting the bill, the majority leader of the House, Hon. Martin Chike Amaewhule said the Bill when passed into law will check excesses of the activities of illegal refiners and other environmental hazards in the State.

The bill which has ” Environmental Protection and Management (Amendment) Bill 2022 as it’s title is aimed at consolidating the ongoing efforts of the River State Governor, Nyesom Wike  over the fight against the illegal refining known as kpo fire that is causing so much harm to the health of residents in the state.

Meanwhile the lawmakers had in their tradition held a valedictory session in honour of a former lawmaker, late Nnamdi Ihute.

 Late Nnamdi Ihute who represented Oyibo Constituency in the 6th Assembly was described by his colleagues as a leader per excellence who served his people meritoriously.

In their separate tributes, Hons Promise Nwankwo (Oyibo), Mathew Dike(Tai), and Christian Ahiakwo (ONELGA1)noted that the late lawmaker left a legacy worthy of emulation.


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