Saturday 26 August 2023


By: Wilson Bako (Lafia),

Nasarawa State Government has warned that, all structures, including living houses constructed along water ways would be demolished.

The  State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Malam Yakubu Kwanta, who made this government position known during the state’s  monthly sanitation exercise today Saturday, explained that, the State Government’s intention is to prevent any catastrophe that might befall the people of the state in the event of flooding, especially, at this critical moment of the rains.

Represented by the State Chief Environmental Officer, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, the Commissioner warned the people of the state against illegal dumping of refuse along drainage.

According to him, “Times are now extremely dangerous as the rain has reached its zenith’.

Mal. Kwanta further disclosed that, a total number of Eighty Six (86) persons were arrested and prosecuted for violating the sanitation law on Saturday, adding that, the state Government is planning to launch “Operation Pick Leather” to further boost the state’s cleanliness.

He commended shops owners in state for their strict compliance with the sanitation law, while stating that, over Ninety Eight percent of shops in the state remained close within the hours of the sanitation period.

He encouraged them (shop owners), to keep up the tempo to further promote the total cleanliness of the state, as he further states that, the Ministry intends to organize a public enlightenment camping to awaken the conscience of the people on the need to always keep their environment clean for a healthy living.

Adding that, the planned launch of “Operation Pick Leather” is part of Government’s efforts to ensure a healthy environment devoid of filth.

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