Bayelsa Targets N150m Monthly Revenue From Environmental Sanitation Authority

Bayelsa Govt. Targets N150m Monthly Revenue From Environmental Sanitation AuthorityThe Bayelsa State Government says it is targeting 150 million Naira monthly revenue from activities of the state environmental sanitation authority.

This is part of efforts to boost its internally generated revenue.

Chairman of the Bayelsa Environmental Sanitation Authority, Robert Enogha, disclosed this in Yenagoa at the inauguration of the state Environmental Authority Enforcement House.

Enogha, who hailed the state government’s support for its activities, said the office could make about N150 million monthly.

According to him, there is the need to improve activities of the authority because it would go a long way in boosting the revenue of the state.

“I am appealing for more support, which includes supply of equipment like wheelbarrows, patrol vehicles among others,” he said.

The Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha Jonah (Rtd), who attended the event said the government is poised to achieve a clean and fresh environment.

“Clean environment does a lot of good to the human health, therefore, we cannot neglect nature of cleanliness. We will continue to improve for the betterment of our people.

“On revenue, we are no longer going to allow cash payments of fines and levies to avoid missing of funds, by next year, all tax and levies are going to be visible.

“We are not going to tolerate any form of harassment by officers who are going to be in charge. I urge every officer to step up in their conduct as the state is strategizing to improve its internally generated revenue through this agency”, he said.

Bayelsa Govt. Inaugurates Environmental Sanitation Authority  

Environmental SanitationGovernor Seriake Dickson has inaugurated a 9-member environmental sanitation authority with the mandate of cleaning up Yenagoa and its environs.

Performing the inauguration ceremony in the government house in Yenagoa, the Governor charged the newly inaugurated members of the Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority to establish a modern refuse disposal system and a waste recycling plant.

The Governor challenged the members to make a difference by putting in place a transparent and foolproof accounting system and revenue collection mechanism.

Aside keeping the state clean, the activities of the authority is expected to be a new source of employment as it is expected to engage the services of young, unemployed Bayelsa residents.

Members of the State Environmental Sanitation Authority are Mr Asanakpo Lucky, Mr Randy Awolowo, Mr Ibena Salvation, Mr Pereowei Aguruze and Mr Longlife Gilbert.

Others are Mr Inidunimi Victor Isaiah, Mr Monday Gamage and Mrs Rosemary Endeley Princewill.

Chief Robert Enogha is the Chairman of the committee as they attempt to possibly make the Bayelsa State capital the cleanest in the nation.