Officials of Nasarawa State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources evacuating refuse in Lafia metropolis. Photo: Chris Nyamtu
Nasarawa State Government says it will continue to adopt stringent measures to ensure enforcement of the state Environmental Sanitation Laws considering rising cases of flooding in some parts of the state.
The state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Musa Ibrahim stated while briefing newsmen after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation in Lafia.
Ibrahim said most environmental disasters in the state were attributed to human factor especially building on waterways, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other activities that pose a great danger to the environment.
While calling on residents of the state to make the cleanliness of their surroundings a priority, the Commissioner pointed out that the state government would continue to strengthen all the environmental mobile courts set up to prosecute offenders for optimal results.
Ibrahim commended the media for playing an active role in the area of sensitization and coverage of activities of the ministry which according to him had led to a steady decline in the number of offenders of environmental sanitation laws.
22 persons were arrested in Lafia metropolis for violating the state environmental sanitation laws.