Edo urges residents on registration with accredited waste managers, cleanliness

Edo state Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Engr. Jonathan Lawani has appealed to residents of Ogheghe Community in the State to support Governor Godwin Obaseki’s bid to have a clean and healthy Edo State.

Engr., lawani who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, Mr Lucky Wasa stated this during the sensitization programme organised by the ministry at Ogheghe Community Health Center, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

The community engagement programme which was tagged ‘’Prioritizing Environmental Best Practices for Sustainability Through Pollution Control, Proper Waste Disposal and Greening, had in attendance Community Heads, Heads of Department, Environmental Health Officers, Shop Owners, Youths and Market Women.

Engr. Lawani expressed his displeasure in the manner at which waste are disposed indiscriminately in unauthorised places in the community, He pleaded with the residents of the community to be Environmental Ambassadors as all hands must be on deck to tackle environmental problems.

He said the issue of Waste Management should not be left to the Government alone, but residents as well as market women and the Youth should join hands with Waste Management Board to achieve a clean community.

In his remarks, Head of Local Government Administration, HOLGA, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Mr Richard Edenamiegho identified the need for cleanliness in our homes, Market and Surroundings, reiterating that it should be our collective responsibility to keep the community clean.

Mr Edenamiegho urged residents of the community to adhere to environmental laws as Ogheghe is One of the entrance into the city and as such must be kept clean.

The General Manager Edo State Waste Management Board Mr Charles Imariagbe emphasized the need for the residents of ogheghe to register with accredited waste manager that can dispose their waste in Government dumpsites and to report any waste manager who do not evacuate their waste on time as agreed. 

The Head of Environment Department, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Council, Mrs Caroline Owegie said residents should keep their environment clean as this is a guarantee for healthy living.

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