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Ebenezer Adurokiya | Warri


He is tall and handsome but he is unhappy. His cuteness is coated in filthy, tattered clothes. Watching as he pushes his wheelbarrow of assorted domestic garbage leaves you wondering why somebody so attractive would venture into this line of business. He wears a fez cap and some mask that exposes only a small part of his forehead and eyes.

Wisdom Peter Osita told Saturday Tribune while on the job at Arubayi Street, off Ugborikoko Road, Warri, Delta State, that although he was not ashamed of his means of living, he had to cover himself up to reduce exposure to the foul-smelling rubbish, which incidentally are the articles of his trade.

Light-complexioned Osita is 40 years old. With the aid of a hired wheelbarrow, he earns a living in areas where the state government has provided no effective public or private refuse collectors. Osita scavenges, as it were, domestic wastes from the streets of the twin towns of Warri and Effurun in Warri and Uvwie local government areas. He does this for a token from his clients. Wastes so picked up after being paid for are dumped at a site behind Old Airport on the payment of a fee to the managers.

“My name is Wisdom Peter Osita from Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State. I am 40 years old. I’m married with a son, but my family is living at Udu Road in Udu Local Government Area.

“My mother is late, but my father is in Kaduna. I am the fourth child in my family and my siblings are living in different locations.

“My dump site is at the back of Old Airport. At the dump site, we pay a fee of N250 to dump our wastes. I rent a wheelbarrow

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