CleanCyclers Activities in Rivers State

Learn about Rivers State and social projects organized by CleanCyclers

About Rivers State

Rivers State, also known simply as Rivers, is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. According to census data released in 2006, the state has a population of 5,198,716, making it the sixth-most populous state in the country. Its capital and largest city, Port Harcourt, is economically significant as the centre of Nigeria's oil industry. Rivers State is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Imo, Abia and Anambra States, to the East by Akwa Ibom State, and to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states. It is home to many indigenous ethnic groups: Ogoni, Abua, Ekpeye, Ikwerre, Ibani, Opobo, Eleme, Okrika, and Kalabari, Etche, Ogba, Engenni, Egbema, Obolo and others. The people from Rivers State are known as "Riverians".

The inland part of the state consists of tropical rainforest; towards the coast the typical Niger Delta environment features many mangrove swamps.

Port Harcourt Tree Planting Festival

The Port Harcourt Tree Planting Festival is a social project organized by CleanCyclers in a bid to curb the effect of climate change and global warming and also restore the Garden City of Nigeria.

The ozone layer is getting depleted basically because of harmful gases we flare into the atmosphere. These gases don’t only deplete the ozone layer, they also affect human beings and animals in terrible ways. The issue of air pollution is no longer news, it’s now reality, especially in Rivers State where we have the carbon soot issue.