Worried by indiscriminate dumping of refuse outside the designated sites across the state, Bauchi State government has declared that it will take stringent measures to tackle and stop illegal dumping of refuse on streets.
The declaration was made by the State Commissioner of Environment and Housing, Hamisu Muazu Shira, in an interactive session with newsmen in Bauchi on Sunday.
Hamisu Shira explained that the measures became necessary due to the increased illegal dumping of refuse on streets and tasked citizens of the state to use the waste dumping designated areas to dump their waste as against dumping them on streets.
The Commissioner said: “We are appealing to the indigenes and residents of Bauchi State to as a matter of urgency desist from bringing their waste and dumping it on our streets, we can’t allow this to continue.”
He added that “The administration of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala A. Mohammed, is committed to keeping the state clean beneficial to all of us.”
The commissioner also enjoined community and religious leaders to consider as part of their corporate social responsibility assisting the government to achieve its set objectives of keeping the state clean and healthy for all.
Hamisu Shira then observed that the need for regular environmental sanitation cannot be overemphasised especially at this critical period of the outbreak of coronavirus disease.
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