Nasarawa state seeks end to indiscriminate waste disposal

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Nasarawa state government has vowed to put an end to indiscriminate dumping of refuse across the 13 local government of the state. To achieve this, the state government has created several disposal points for evacuation of refuse as well as clearing of drainage system across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state to avert possible outbreak of disease and flooding.

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Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Malam Garba Mohammed disclosed this while briefing Journalists in Lafia after this month sanitation exercise.

The Permanent Secretary who however expressed dissatisfaction with the residence disposing refuge in drains thereby causing flooding, added that the ministry would embark on clearing the drains.

He said the ministry will for now undertake sensitization of house and shop owners on the need to clean up their environment adding that they would be held responsible for any blockage within their premises.

According to him, giving the way flood has ravaged and is still ravaging communities in many many states including some parts of Nasarawa State, the ministry would not allow anybody to block the water ways.

“When you block the water ways and prevent water from free flow, you are invited disaster, because any how water will fine its way to pass,” the Permanent Secretary added. We only allowed those with permission from relevant authorities and those on essential services to pass, and move around during the exercise,” he added.