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Gov. Emmanuel Flags Off Environmental Sanitation

By Akwa Ibom State Govt House Press Centre
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Akwa Ibom State government has declared war against indiscriminate disposal of waste and has accordingly set up a task force to apprehend defaulters.

Governor Udom Emmanuel announced this while flagging off the state

monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise at Ibom Plaza, Uyo.

He observed that clean environment determines the well being of it

citizens and that Akwa Ibom people are known for their exceptional

cleanliness. He called on the people to uphold the core values that

are inherent in them.
The governor stated that a perfect waste disposal policy must be

implemented in view of the industrialization drive of his

administration and directed the Heath Commissioner Dr Dorminic Ukpong

to liaise with the relevant ministries and identity appropriate

waste disposal point for disposal of human, medical and industrial

waste.
The State Chief Executive used the occasion to draw the attention of

people erecting structures near the ravine stating that they are

risking lives and property and called on the Ministry of Lands,

Housing and Urban Renewal to senitise people on building regulations.

The Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources Dr Iniobong

Essien said that the ministry has declared war against dirty

environment and called for the protection of environment for the

safety of lives and property. This, Dr Essien said is to justify the

status of the state as a model for cleanliness and development.

He commended the governor's vision of reintroducing the sanitation

exercise and thanked him for participating in it flat off.

Highpoint of the exercise was the symbolic sweeping of the road and

removal of debris from gutter by Governor. Emmanuel.