The Special Adviser to the Governor on Due Process, Dr. Oluebube Chukwu says, there is the need for collective efforts by all Abians in achieving cleaner environment, hence the declaration, by Gov. Alex Otti, a state of emergency on waste management in major cities of the state.
Dr Chukwu handed down this advice weekend after participating in the last monthly sanitation exercise alongside the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr Caleb Ajagba and other government officials in Umuahia.
The Governor’s aide while noting the importance of collective efforts in achieving a cleaner environment, stated that the present administration of Governor Alex Otti has shown great dedication to addressing environmental issues in Abia State as well as ensuring public health, hence the declaration of a state of emergency on waste management in the state.
According to him, the Otti led administration has also set up a dedicated task force on environment to oversee and enforce environmental regulations which he said, plays a pivotal role in monitoring waste disposal and implementing sustainable practices throughout the state.
While pointing out that “Cleanliness is next to godliness”, the Governor’s aide urged Abians to embrace that philosophy in their daily lives by adopting cleanliness as a way of life, stating that Abians could set an inspiring example for other states in addition to positively impacting the state’s overall environmental health.
While commending the enthusiastic participation of Abia residents and the success recorded in the Clean up exercise, he expressed his appreciation to the people of Abia for their active participation and urged them to imbibe and sustain the culture of keeping their environment clean at all times.
He applauded the Chief of staff to the Governor, Dr Caleb Ajagba for leading the charge towards ensuring a cleaner environment in line with the present administration’s objective of improving the living conditions of the citizenry.