Stench from dumpsite threaten Akwa Ibom authorities home staff, others

Odour oozing out of a dumpsite in Uyo village street has continued to threaten Uyo Native Authorities staff, Judiciary staff and the Akwa Ibom authorities home staff.

It was gathered that the location which is positioned about 200 meters from the federal government home and few metres from Uyo Native Authorities secretariat, was relocated from Udoh avenue, the place some folks have been reported to have died because of the stench.

The resultant deaths from Udoh avenue, it was gathered, stirred up protests amongst youths resulting in the relocation of the dumpsite to the Uyo Village street.

It was additional gathered that the dumpsite which was alleged to be temporal has been there for greater than three years now, emitting harmful stench into the federal government home, particularly the Press Corps and the Governor’s lodge.

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Consultants have warned that steady retention of the dumpsite at a spot would pose severe well being implications to the employees and residents of the areas.

A professor of Agricultural and Improvement Economics on the College of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Prof.Gabriel Umoh, mentioned, “the stench oozing from the dumpsite constitutes severe well being hazards to folks passing alongside the street”

Talking on the state of affairs, the State Commissioner for Atmosphere and Petroleum Assets, Mr Charles Udoh admitted that authorities was conscious of the state of affairs and was working in direction of turning the waste into wealth

“We’re conscious of the difficulty and are working in direction of eliminating it. We have now an investor who’s coming to transform the waste to energy, so the stench we have now there and the whole lot will quickly disappear. We simply talked to the blokes, it’s COVID-19 that slowed us down”. he mentioned

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Talking on remedial measures being taken to eliminate the stench within the authorities home and close by locations, Udoh mentioned “Nicely, I can not offer you a timeline now, however we’re in dialogue with them. Relaxation assured that we’re working in direction of it.

“it isn’t simply shifting the refuse from there as a result of if we transfer from there we’re going to dump it someplace else and it’s going to create one other drawback. Fairly we’re taking a look at a manner of managing the waste in order that it will not be injurious to human well being”.

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