Kogi state Commissioner for Environment, Barrister Abdulrahaman Wuya, has disclosed that the state would adopt a community approach toward to keep Lokoja, the state capital, clean.
Wuya, who made the disclosure yesterday in his office while speaking with journalists, said the approach was adopted in view of the indiscriminate dumping of refuse by residents across the metropolis.
He added that government introduced the approach “so that the community leader as well as market leaders will help to educate the people on the need to keep the environment clean and take part in the cleaning exercise.”
According to him, the issue of environmental sanitation should consider as government duty alone, and that sanitation required the participation of all citizens.
Wuya said the board was equipped with environmental health professionals and that what they needed was unskilled worker who would take part in evacuation process and cleaning of drainages, adding that the government had already given approval for the employment through SURE-P.