The Rivers State Government has warned residents against illegal activities that destroy the environment. These activities include burning of refuse, plastic and other hazardous wastes.
The Commissioner for Environment, Ibikis Tamuno made this known in a chat with journalists to mark this year’s World Environmental Day, yesterday in Port Harcourt. The World Environmental Day is celebrated every June 5, globally.
Dr. Ibikis during the chat said the illegal continuous destruction of the environment has affected air quality globally, including the ozone layer. He noted that there is need to protect and preserve the environment, in order to save biodiversity.
Ibikis asserted that nature is in crises and this is threatened by biodiversity, global warming and toxic pollution. He, therefore, called on residents of the state to rise up to the occasion to preserve the environment, for the purpose of posterity.
Residents should reflect on their activities and the impact of those activities on the environment, he asserted.