Chukwuka Ugokwe/Chukwudi Nwauba
July 3, 2019 (MOI) In a bid to ensure environment-friendly status, Anambra
State Government has declared state emergency in waste management and all forms
of challenges militating against environmental sanitation in the state.
achieve the desired results, it has also officially flagged-off `Anambra State
Environmental Action Campaign’, with theme: ``Dobe Anambra Ocha’’.
for Environment, Mr Obi Nwankwo, told a news conference at the Jerome Udoji
Secretariat Complex, Awka, that the ministry had itemised short and long term
objectives to facilitate waste management.
to him, machineries have been installed to drive the process including
increased effort at waste collection.
added that efforts would be intensified toward enlightenment as well as citizen
education in waste disposal and management.
assured that there will be remarkable difference in environmental care and
waste management in the state by the time we fully activate our plans,’’ he
commissioner added that the ministry would partner ministries, waste management
bodies in state with considerable good records in the field, to understudy and
implement the various models.
then, urged residents to comply with state waste management law to complement
effort being made by government to keep the Anambra clean and healthy.
should cut grasses in offices and homes, bag and dump wastes in designated
areas and maintain waste bins in homes and offices,’’ Mr Nwankwo said.
soliciting for support of relevant stakeholders, reminded Ndi Anambra to settle
their sanitation and waste management fees promptly.
Anthony Odiegwu, Director, Environment and Ecology, said that Government,
through the ministry had demonstrated enough political will to sustain the
commended government for flagging-off the campaign to keep the state clean,
stressing that under the campaign, `house to house’ sanitary inspection would
Environmental Health Workers Registration Council of Nigeria, Mr Donald
Ikechukwu, pledged to assist in providing support services to government to
actualise the set objective.
are promising Government that we are going to participate fully in order to
ensure that the aim is achieved. We are keying into the campaign fully.’’ (MOI)