Rivers State Government has set up a Task Force to tackle the black soot pollutting the atmosphere of Port Harcourt and its environs. 

The Task Force is mandated to investigate and resolve the environmental challenge. 

This was part of the resolutions of the State Executive Council meeting of Wednesday at the Government House, Port Harcourt Executive Council Chambers chaired by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike . 

The Task Force to investigate the Black Soot has the Commissioner of Environment, Professor Roseline Konya, Commissioner of Special Duties, Mr Emeka Onowu and the Commissioner of Information, Dr Austin Tam-George as members. 

The committee which will be backed by technical experts will liaise with major stakeholders to resolve the environmental challenges posed by the black soot. “Simeon Nwakaudu,” Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media. 8th February, 2017. 


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