February 1, 2023 11:20 pm

A culture of cleanliness can combat diseases, Abia Environment Commissioner remind Abians

By Our Reporter

Embedding a hygiene and cleanliness culture within the surroundings is just as important if Abia State is to remain disease free in the yuletide, the State Commissioner for Environment, Chief Sam Nwogu has advised Abia residents.

Speaking shortly to newsmen in Umuahia after monitoring the level of compliance with the basic environmental sanitation laws during the month of December cleanup exercise, Chief Sam Nwogu represented by the Deputy Director, Environmental Health and Pollution Control, Ministry of Environment, Mrs Obi-maduka Ihuaku maintained that regular maintenance and cleaning of the surroundings are crucial if residents hope to keep the environment free of infections.

He therefore encouraged them to imbibe the habits of cleaning up their surroundings without waiting for the government to enforce them to do so.

Chief Nwogu seized the opportunity to remind Abia residents that the harmattan season is associated with known health and home hazards, most of which can be prevented, hence the need for everyone to be cautious and avoid bush burning and other activities capable of causing a disaster.

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