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Imo Govt bans polythene bags

Imo State government has banned the use of polythene bags to dispose of refuse in the state, reiterating its determination to restore the state to its premier position as the cleanest and most beautiful state in the country through sustained aggressive environmental sanitation exercise.

The Chairman of the State Sanitation Committee and former governor of the state Chief Ikedi Ohakim stated this shortly after monitoring this month’s state environmental sanitation exercise within the Owerri capital city and its environs, jointly with officials of the State Environmental Transformation Commission, ENTRACO, led by the General Manager, Alex Emeziem.

He said that the use of Polythene bags to dispose of refuse has been banned in the state with immediate effect.

He warned, “From now henceforth nobody is allowed to use polythene bags in this state to dispose of refuse and anybody who dumps refuse in unauthorized places will henceforth be sanctioned accordingly,”.

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