Enugu Govt orders closure of unauthorized sewage dump site

The Enugu State has ordered the closure of a sewage dump site that the video clip was trending on the social media with immediate effect just as it requested the affected persons to channel their sewage to the government approved sewage site at the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA) dump site, Enugu.

Prince Emeka Mamah Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources Enugu State in a statement on Thursday said ‘consequent upon the video clip trending on the social media over a sewage dump site at Ugwuaji, in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, which was described by the presenter as “a site the tanker drivers said was designated to them by the state government”, a team from the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, led by my humble self, as the Commissioner, paid an unscheduled visit to the site and discovered the following:

‘That the sewage site in the said video was not the property of the Enugu State Government neither was it designated to the tanker drivers by the state government as was erroneously alleged.


‘The tanker drivers we met on ground disposing sewage confirmed the above, and disclosed that it was the people of Ugwuaji community that gave them the site to be dumping sewage, on commercial purposes.

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