Concerted Efforts Needed to Achieve Sustainable Environment, Waste Mgt in Abia
SA on Due Process Wants Abia Residents to Key into Govt's Action Plan
The government of Abia State has ramped up its efforts geared towards the attainment of sustainable environment and waste management.
But the Special Adviser to the Governor on Due Process, Dr. Oluebube Chukwu, stated that while government was committed to leading the way, there was need for people to follow the way.
He said that the present administration has placed high premium on environmental wellness hence Governor Alex Otti has declared a state of emergency on waste management in all major cities of Abia.
Dr Chukwu said that concerted efforts were required to achieve the noble objective of the governor for a healthy environment, adding that the citizenry has a duty to key into government’s agenda for sustainable environment.
The SA on Due Process was actively involved last weekend in the monthly sanitation exercise in Umuahia together with the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr Caleb Ajagba and other government officials.
According to him, the Otti administration was demonstrably sincere in its policies, programmes and actions aimed at making Abia State environmentally friendly.
He noted that a cleaner environment would rob off on the people as it would promote public health with its attendant positive impact on the economy since people would spend less on health issues.
The governor’s aide, therefore, pointed out that the Abia chief executive has shown great dedication to addressing environmental issues in the state and would continue in that direction to ensure public health.
As part of the efforts to achieve the set objectives for a healthy environment, Chukwu said that the present government has also set up a dedicated task force on environment.
He explained that the task force was charged to oversee and enforce environmental regulations thereby playing vital role in monitoring waste disposal and implementing sustainable environmental practices throughout the state.
While referencing the age-old aphorism, “cleanliness is next to godliness”, the SA urged Abians to imbibe that philosophy in their daily lives by adopting cleanliness as a way of life.
“By so doing, Abians could set an inspiring example for other states in addition to positively impacting the state’s overall environmental health,” he said.
The clean environment enthusiast commended Abia residents for their active participation in environmental sanitation programmes.
He advised people and residents of God’s own state to imbibe and sustain the culture of keeping their environment clean at all times.