Abians Warned Against Defaulting Monthly Cleanup Exercise Laws
Abians have been reminded that Environmental Sanitation court still exist and carries out its functions effectively and efficiently, hence the need to abide strictly with the environmental sanitation law.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr. Iheanyichukwu Ubani who made this known shortly after monitoring the month of August sanitation exercise in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, pointed out that the environmental sanitation enforcement officers were assigned the function of apprehending defaulters and handing over same to the environmental sanitation court for trial.
Mr. Ubani represented by the Deputy Director, Department of Environmental Health and Pollution Control, Mrs Ihuaku Obi-maduka enjoined Abians and residents of Umuahia to embrace the exercise as a culture and contribute their quota to environmental cleanliness.
Speaking also, the Executive Chairman, Umuahia North L.G.A, Chief Ugochukwu Njinkeonye represented by his deputy, Hon. Bob Ogechi Agbugba reminded Abians that the novel, Corona Virus (COVID-19) is still ravaging, hence the need to abide by the protocol/directives put in place by the NCDC and government, and also promote personal hygiene.
He pointed out that the Holy Book, the Bible approves a clean and green environment and encouraged residents to also abide by the rules and regulations of sanitation laws.
He disclosed that the Local Government carried out massive sensitisation campaign prior to the clean up exercise and advised those who see the exercise as not necessary to turn a new leaf.