ABARA URGES COMMUNITY LEADERS TO ASSIST IN ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION
Hon Charles Abara, Chairman of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area, has called on community leaders in the council to help government achieve environmental cleanliness in the state by sensitizing and mobilizing the people to embrace the monthly
The council boss who spoke at the council secretariat, Umuneke, while participating in the August sanitation exercise, said the call has become necessary in view of the variety of benefits accrual from
clean and healthy environment. According to him, the Governor, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha mapped out environmental cleanliness and beautification as one of the key policies of his administration ostensibly because of its critical role in healthy living, economic growth, development and a sustainable future.
He pointed out that in pursuant of the focus of the state governor on environmental cleanliness, his management team has been using various strategies including directly participating and monitoring the
exercise to mobilize and sensitize the people on the importance of imbibing the culture of keeping the environment clean.
He said his management has embarked on the programme of beautification of the council headquarters in line with the government policy, promising that incentives would be given to communities adjudged to have excelled in keeping the environment clean. Adding his voice, Chairman of ENTRACO in the council, Hon Emeka Nwofor, said his committee is committed to making the government policy a huge success in the area, and called for the total support and cooperation of all stakeholders and community leaders, in this respect.
He disclosed that August sanitation exercise was successful in the council except for few cases of non- compliance and warned those yet to imbibe the new way of doing things to do so to avoid unpleasant
Speaking to newsmen after the exercise, the Secretary of ENTRACO, Nze Akpaka Ojyeka, lauded the governor and transition chairman for their unwavering commitment matched with adequate funding, saying that the timely release of funds has helped greatly in making the monthly clean up exercise a recurring success.