Gombe launches environmental sanitation on 20th anniversary

Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe

The Gombe State Government has flagged off a monthly General Environmental Sanitation Day, as part of preparations to mark her 20th anniversary.

The Deputy Governor, Dr Charles Iliya, said during the inauguration of the programme that the sanitation day would be observed in all parts of the State on monthly basis, with a view to improve environmental care and the general well being of the citizens.

Dr. Iliya said since the inception of Governor Dankwambo’s government, environmental care had become a priority and that, ‘‘flagging off of the general sanitation in the State marked the government’s commitment towards ensuring safer and cleaner environment.’’

He said the general environmental sanitation exercise was also part of the series of activities lined up to mark the creation of Gombe State in 1996.

According to the deputy governor, celebrations were aimed at ‘‘providing opportunities to appraise the landmark achievements recorded, and challenges encountered with a view to project a sustainable development plan for the State.”