Burna Boy, a Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer, has chastised the Rivers State government over the city’s environmental situation.
Bunkering and illegal crude oil refining are becoming increasingly common in Rivers State’s riverine communities.
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Burna Boy sought a solution to the threat in a series of posts.
Burna Boy looked for a way forward alongside images of dark clouds and people with blacked-out faces.
“Dark clouds over my city, what is the way forward?” he wrote in his post.
“For my people, bright sunny days now look like this.”
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“In Portharcourt, put a stop to the soot.”
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike has been accused by the All Progressives Congress (APC) of encouraging illegal oil bunkering, which is the main cause of the soot that is shortening the lives of residents in the state.
Wike had promised to publish the names of “those behind illegal bunkering activities in Okrika communities, Rivers South-East and Rivers South-West Senatorial Districts and declare them wanted” in a state-wide broadcast days ago.