Rivers State Government Shuts Down Company Responsible For Soot

By Ikenga Chronicles February 11, 2017

The Rivers State government says it has shut down a Chinese company, responsible for the soot which pervaded the city of Port Harcourt. According to the Commissioner of Information,Austin Tam-George,the Chinese company, CGC, was polluting the air by burning asphalt.

The commissioner disclosed this in a statement.

The statement reads in full;

“This is to inform the public that a Chinese construction company, named CGC, located on the Obirikwere-Airport Link Road has been shut down on Friday, the 10th of February, 2017, by the Rivers State Task Force on the Black Soot.

The Asphalt plant was found to be producing thick black smog out of the furnace in the process of burning Asphalt, heavily polluting the air.

The Asphalt plant was immediately shut down by the task force. All the directors of the company will be prosecuted according to the law.The public is therefore advised to cooperate with the Task Force, by providing useful information on the Black Soot.

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