Grammy-winning singer, Damini Ogulu better known as Burna Boy has joined the numerous voices speaking against increasing soot pollution across Port Harcourt air and other parts of Rivers state.
The River-born singer in a series of posts on his Instagram stories on Tuesday shared photos of dark clouds caused by soot pollution in the state.
He also called on relevant authorities in the state to address the situation using the hashtag #StopthesootinPortHarcourt.
“Dark clouds over my city. What is the way forward, #StopthesootinPort Harcourt. This is what bright sunny days look like for my people now,” he wrote
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Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike recently declared 19 illegal oil refinery kingpins in the state wanted.
The Governor in a statewide broadcast accused the identified persons of causing the black soot which has constituted both an environmental and health challenge in the state capital of Port Harcourt.
Apart from the illegal refiners, Naija News reports Wike also ordered the Rivers State Head of Service to query a Director in the State Ministry of Energy, Mr. Temple Amakiri whom he accused of aiding the illegal oil bunkering activities.
Amakiri is to be handed over to the Police for prosecution, the Governor ordered.
“We have also identified those behind illegal bunkering activities in Okrika communities, Port Harcourt Township, Rivers South-East and Rivers South-West Senatorial Districts and their names would be soon published and declared wanted, if they fail to voluntarily report to the Police,” the Governor said.
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