The Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced 24 environmental regulations aimed at adopting sustainable environment good practices. The regulations are now in force.
Sokoto State Coordinator of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Alhaji Jubril Inuwa, disclosed this recently in Wamakko.
Inuwa, who spoke at the flag-off of Security Awareness, Early Warning Signs and Environmental Sustainability Sensitisation programme organised by the State Office of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), also said that the regulations were aimed at providing legal frameworks for the adoption of sustainable and environment-friendly practices in
He said: “The purpose of these regulations is to provide legal framework for the adoption of sustainable and environment-friendly practices in environmental sanitation and waste management to minimise pollution.”
Enumerating some of the regulations to include National Environmental Sanitation and Waste Regulations 2009, Inuwa added that they were also to prevent and minimise pollution and ensure tranquillity of the human environment, among other purposes.
He explained that public awareness and provision of environmental education was a vital way of effective enforcement of environmental regulations.
Speaking, Director of NOA in Sokoto State, Alhaji Abubakar Danchadi, said that the objective of the programme was to increase security awareness of the people.
By Abdallah el-Kurebe