by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau state citizens have been charged to always keep their environments clean and safe so as to maintain a hygienic society.
This assertion was made by the state’s Commissioner for Environment, Usman Idi, over the weekend, while monitoring the monthly sanitation exercise in Jos.
The commissioner was in company of the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North local government council, Shehu Bala Usman, to enforce the October monthly sanitation exercise.
Idi noted that, the clean-up witnessed an unacceptable level of compliance occasioned by the #EndSARS protests, which was hijacked by miscreants.
He commended the proactiveness of the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North local government for his steadfastness in leaving no stone unturned for a clean and healthy environment.
The team was at Ahmadu Bello and Murtala Ways, Bukuru Park, Bauchi Road as well as West of Mine to oversee the exercise.
The commissioner commended as “an appreciable level of compliance,” noting that, government will intensify efforts in subsequent exercises to ensure a clean society.
Also speaking during the exercise, the Jos North LGC management committee chairman, said the state government’s directive of the monthly sanitation exercise was done in the best interest of the health and safety of the citizens.
He lamented what he termed as “unacceptable sanitary condition” of some areas in the locality, and called on the inhabitants of those areas to take responsibility of cleaning their environments, which would go a long way to improve the health and standard of living of the people.
As at the time of filling-in this report, men of the Plateau Protection and Environmental Sanitation Agency (PEPSA) were seen discharging their duty.