In a bid to keep the oil city of Warri clean, the Delta State Ministry of Environment has again moved in to give the NPA expressway a facelift.
The Commissioner for Environment, Mr Chris Onogba, who personally supervised the clean up exercise, said Warri deserved to be cited not only as a commercial city, but a clean place.
Onogba stated that focus was on total clean up of the entire stretch of the strategic road, with emphasis on vegetation control and evacuation of waste.
He said his Ministry would continue to partner with the relevant agencies, including the State Waste Management Board, the State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation, the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, the Warri/Uvwie and Environs Development Agency and the Local Government Councils in keeping the state clean.
The Environment Commissioner appealed to residents of the state to develop a positive attitude towards the environment as the state government was determined to change the face of Delta through environmental cleanliness.
Onogba maintained that no community would want to be identified with a dirty environment, adding that the impression of visitors to the state could have far reaching implications when the environment is dirty.