Awka-Anambra State Government has urged the people to protect the environment and make it standard for human habitation.
“The environment is everybody’s concern, we need all hands on deck to deal with the enormous challenges of having clean and beautiful environment for all our citizens.’’
Anambra State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Obi Nwankwo, said this during the 2020 World Environmental Day Celebration.
The celebration, held every June 5, is an event organised by United Nations (UN) General Assembly to focus on the global environment.
According to the commissioner, the celebration is geared toward protecting and returning our environment to suitable standard for human habitation.
The commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Okafor noted that this year’s theme: “One House, One Tree Policy for Healthier Living’’ was to curb erosion and flooding menace in the state.
He enjoined every landlord in Anambra state to plant at least one tree of choice within his/her compound as well as nurture and maintain them to fruition.
The commissioner urged communities to create catchment pits as a way of checking flooding as well as endeavour to nip in the bud, new erosion sites that were developing before they become big gullies.
He, then, enjoined the public to adhere to the advice of the experts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state as well as desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse for a healthier environment.
Source: Anambra State Government