The Niger State Government on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 said that it would commence monthly environmental sanitation across the state in July to ensure clean environment and healthy living.
The state Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Alhaji Idris Amin, made this known after a cleaning exercise carried out in Minna the state capital, to mark this year’s World Environmental Day.
Amin noted that the monthly exercise had become necessary saying, “we want our environments to be clean and safe for healthy living.
“We are starting the monthly environmental sanitation exercise as from next month and it will take less than two hours.
“We are almost implementing the sanitation process in the state and everyone must abide by it.”
According to him, there will be restriction on human and vehicular movements, except for those engaged in essential duties and inter-state journeys during the exercise.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Hajia Ramatu Umar, promised that there would be massive awareness campaign to ensure compliance, adding that defaulters would be prosecuted.
Umar said that necessary measures had been put in place to ensure that the monthly exercise would be sustained.
NAN reports that the theme for this year’s Environment Day is ‘Beating Plastic Pollution.’
By Amen Gajira