ASALGA Vows To Stamp Out Illegal Oil Activities.
Hon. Onengiyeofori George, Chairman of Asari Toru Local Government Area in Rivers State, says his administration has zero tolerance for illegal oil refining activities in the area, adding that he will step up efforts to completely eradicate oil bunkering activities, particularly in the Kieni-Ama Community in ASALGA.
As part of their oversight responsibility, the House Committee on Environment paid a courtesy call on the ASALGA Council Boss, Hon. Onengiyeofori George, at the Council Secretariat in Buguma.
Governor Wike has declared war on artisanal oil refining, according to the Council Boss, whose administration has already formed a committee to address the issue in the LGA.
Continuing, he described the accomplishments of the Asari-Toru Special Taskforce on Illegal Oil Bunkering and called the House Committee on Environment’s attention to the evident hurdles his government has faced in its effort to eradicate trucking activities in the Kieni-Ama Community.
Hon. George also assured the House Committee on Environment that his administration would continue to assist in making the job of the Special Taskforce on Illegal Oil Bunkering easier by providing logistics, emphasizing that more milestones would be achieved in the fight to save our environment with the collaboration of the Security Agencies.
The Chairman of the Rivers State House of Assembly Committee on Environment, Hon. Dumle Malou, had earlier stated that the purpose of the visit was to enlighten the Council on the hazards of illegal oil refining activities and to assess the Council’s efforts to curb them.
The Chairman and members of the Rivers State House of Assembly Committee on Environment were accompanied by the ASALGA Council Boss and members of his cabinet on a fact-finding inspection tour at the abandoned trucking site in Kieni-Ama Community as part of activities marking their oversight function.