After WikkiTimes’ Investigation, Bauchi Govt Sets Up Committee to Investigate Triacta Over Birshin Fulani Pollution

Barely 20 months after WikkiTimes’ investigation on Triacta’s alleged environmental exploitations in Bairshin Fulani, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis, the Bauchi State Government has set up a committee to investigate and proffer solutions on the matter.

The State Commissioner for Natural Resources, Bello Maiwada, told newsmen after a meeting with the community stakeholders and management of the firm on Wednesday in Bauchi.

WikkiTimes had in August 2022 documented the excruciating plights of the residents of Birshin Fulani, paying the price caused by Triacta Nigeria Ltd, a construction company operating a few steps away from residential houses.

This medium also discovered that with establishing the Triacta quarrying site in the community in 2007, the company did not sign an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) pact with the community until ten years later.

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Residents approached WikkiTimes lamented that they have reaped more sorrows than benefits from the company’s activities which include, defacing cracks in their houses, dry wells, farming tightrope and quantum of asthmatic patients.

The state government pledged its commitment to ensuring a safe environment for residents by tackling headlong the challenge of environmental pollution in the communities.

According to Commissioner, Bello Maiwada, “Environmental problems affect the community in several negative ways.

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“Pollution contaminates the air and water with toxins, which leads to health consequences for impacted communities.

“Nobody has immunity to combat the negative impact of environmental pollution and that is why, as a concerned government, we are going to ensure a safe environment,’’ he said.

On his part, Mr Habib Geager, Manager of Triacta Construction Company, called for collaboration among government and stakeholders on how to tackle the menace of environmental pollution.

He reiterated the firm’s commitment to providing its corporate social responsibility to the host communities in the state.

Residents of Birshin Fulani confirmed to WikkiTimes the presence of the officials in the community and at the site of the construction firm on Tuesday, February 20.


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