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Refuse heaps dent Calabar’s cleanest city image

Refuse heaps dent Calabar’s cleanest city image
Calabar, the Cross River State capital, once reputed as the cleanest city in Nigeria, is currently “at war” with heaps of refuse, competing for space with residents, Ada Wodu writes

4th August 2022 4th August 2022 Calabar, the Cross River State capital, once reputed as the cleanest city in Nigeria, is currently “at war” with heaps of refuse, competing for space with residents, Ada Wodu  writes For some weeks now, the Cross River State Government has been battling to evacuate heaps of refuse all over Calabar, the state capital.Cross River State had that record up to a point that early this year we started having refuse heaps everywhere, threatening to even block streets.Related News Rainy season: Residents fear epidemics as Anambra battles refuse heaps Owerri residents lament mounting refuse heaps Owerri residents lament mounting refuse heaps Also speaking on the wastes, a resident of Marina Road, off the beach of Calabar, Wilson Bernard, said, “The refuse situation was an eyesore.There was a lot of outcry and outrage over the situation, which many residents said negated the status that Cross River State had been known for, “the cleanest city in the country”.

But in the past two months, it has not given me that impression because there has been massive refuse everywhere in the city centre, not just the fringes of Cross River.Speaking on the waste situation, a resident, Solomon Azu, said, “Cross River State capital, Calabar, popularly known as Canaan City, has over time, been the cleanest city in Nigeria.

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