Environment ministry monitors sanitation exercise

Obi Nwankwo

THE Anambra state ministry of environment has raised its supervision of the environment by monitoring last month’s sanitation exercise, following the #EndSARS protests and unrest across the country that left many facilities destroyed.

Obi Nwankwo, the commissioner for the environment, who was represented by the permanent secretary, Emmanuel Okafor, urged the people to join hands with the government in cleaning the entire state.

“We want to tell Ndi Anambra that this is our state and we need it to be kept clean and safe, as the government has been striving to ensure that we live in a very clean environment,’’ he said.

Nwankwo directed that ministry’s contractors and all zonal supervisors had been asked to ensure that burnt tyres, roadblocks/barricades were cleared immediately to ease the movement of people and vehicles.

He emphasized the need for people to stay home and observe the three hours clean-up exercise held on every last Saturday of the month to avoid being arraigned.

“Those, who worked were rewarded with face caps and T-shirts, while the fliers have been given out to members of the public to further inform them of the need to improve our environment,’’ the commissioner said.

– Nov. 2, 2020 @ 9:25 GMT |

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