There are fears that Calabar, the capital of Cross River state, which was adjudged to be the cleanest city in the country, is gradually losing its status as it is now, allegedly, littered with filth.
It was discovered that some major road junctions in Calabar have been cluttered by refuse, also posing serious health risks to residents of the city.
Nigerian Pilot reliably gathered that contractors handling refuse evacuation in the city could no longer cope with the level of waste due to alleged logistic challenges.
Worried by the situation, the state government was forced to give the contractors a 3-day ultimatum to clear the refuse in the city. It was however, gathered that the contractors were unable to meet the deadline.
The state governor, Senator Ben Ayade expressed disappointment on the shoddy handling of refuse evacuation when he visited some dumping sites within Calabar, saying the contractors performed below expectation.
Ayade said however, that more contractors will be engaged by the state government to ensure effective waste evacuation as the two contractors working in Calabar South local government were unable to deliver on the mandate, promising to carry out routine checks to ensure refuse evacuation regularly.

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