Fed Govt urges states to build waste plants
The Federal Government has urged governors to build waste disposal plants in their states.
It also urged Nigerians to be conscious about personal hygiene and environmental sanitation in their homes and communities.
The Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Mallam, spoke at the commemoration of this year’s National Environmental Day in Kogi State.
She said the construction of waste disposal plants by state governments would enhance the Federal Government’s participatory approach in the fight against unsafe environmental conditions.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by her Special Assistant (Media), Josephine Lohor, the minister said: “I want to seize this opportunity to call on all state governors to key into the Kogi State example by setting up waste recycling plants. I am happy that waste is indeed going to be turned into wealth. Development is coming to the area where the factory will be sited, as this is being done for the benefit of the people.
“It is my ardent belief that environmental health problems can be effectively brought under control by instituting effective collaborative measures at federal, state, and local government levels through the development and empowerment of environmental health units nationwide.”
The minister explained that clean and healthy environment makes a wealthy nation.
She said: “Our health and wealth are in our hands as we cannot afford to play with our destiny.”
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