The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory to always maintain a clean and healthy environment through adequate sanitation practices.
The advice was given at an environmental Town Hall meeting organised by a non-governmental organisation – Living Earth Media, in Abuja.
At the event, the Director-General of NESREA, Professor Aliyu Jauro, represented by Isa Abdulsalam, said the government was making effort to provide environmental and sanitation infrastructure that would enhance sustainable health for the people.
The representative of the District Head of Jahi 1, Mallam Mohammed Yerima, who emphasised the importance of environmental protection, expressed worry over the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in his domain.
Similarly, the District Head of Npape, Musa Audu, solicited government’s assistance towards the provision of water in his area.
“We want the government to come to Npape and help us with social amenities that are environmentally friendly,” he said.
“Cleanliness should be what the people should go after.”
The theme of the Town Hall meeting is “The Nexus, Promotion of Industrial and Domestic Waste Recycling in Nigeria”.
Reporting by Godson Elekwachi; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor