In a bid to avoid impending air mishaps, the Delta state government has ordered the immediate relocation of the state refuse dump site in Asaba, the state capital, due to its nearness to the Asaba International Airport as well as posing flight danger to airplanes while landing and taking-off.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, while disclosing the plot to move the dump site to another area, ordered the state Ministry of Environment to make sure that the directive becomes effective to avoid unwarranted air mishaps at the airport.
According to him, “One of the issues we looked at in the course of our discussions is about the Asaba refuse dump site. It has become necessary to relocate the dump site which is too close to the Airport as fire and smoke from burnt waste could disrupt flights.
“The Ministry of Environment is to relocate the dump site to another area within a very short time.”