Vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was in Rivers state.
He came to commission the Port Harcourt Dockyard Liquid Waste Management Treatment Plant constructed by African Circle Pollution Management Limited.
Prof. Osinbajo said the project aligns with the Build, Operate and Transfer Agreement between African Circle and the Federal Government which will last a period of 20 years.
He said the partnership between the Federal Government and Africa Circle Pollution Management Limited will continue in promoting environmental protection, and sanitation.
Prof. Osinbajo said the Federal Government will continue to implement policy that will reduce the burden of doing business in the country.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike harped on the need for Port Harcourt Waterway to be dredged.
He said the dredging will promote economic activities at the Nigerian Ports Authority and generate more employment opportunities in the state.
Governor Wike called on the Vice President to prevail on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to work with the State Government by being a good neighbour in creating the right environment that will help the development of the state.
The governor said NPA entered into an agreement with the Rivers State Government to construct the Industry Road leading to the Port Facility, but the Federal Agency reneged on its commitment even when the state government fulfilled it part of the deal by constructing the road.
Governor Wike also pledged to offer requisite support to the Africa Circle Pollution Management Limited to create employment opportunities for the good of Rivers people.
Former Head of State, Retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar said the company has demonstrated that it is important in the screen of things in the maritime sector.