Abia Environment Ministry vows to maintain clean environment in the state



The Abia state Environment Ministry has said it will not relent at maintaining clean environment to ensure the well being of the state residents.

It said it will achieve the above by tackling the nonchalance exhibited by the northern community and others in the state during the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

According to the ministry represented by Ikechukwu Ukaegbu, Director of Environmental Health and Pollution Control, said the Hausa community will be invited so that they can interact with them so that they will be rightly educated about the hours of the sanitation.

He however assured that by the next environmental exercise that the enforcement of the exercise will surely be taken to that area of the capital city so that there will be total compliance all through the city.

The enforcement of November edition of the monthly Sanitation Excercise however recorded an all time low compliance in parts of the capital city even as the Hausa community along Eket Street has continued to shun the exercise.

When journalists visited the area popular known as Ama Hausa, commercial activities were going on unhindered.

Reacting to the incident, Sarikin Alhaji Yaro Danladi, the leader of the Hausa community said it is unfair for residents as well as those who do business along Eket Street to disrespect the laws of the land, insisting that nobody is above the law.

“This people have never been doing clean up at all. If there is anything government want to do, let them come and do it in this Eket Street. Enough is enough. Nobody is above the state government. Nobody is above the law, including me,” Danladi had said.

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