The Ebonyi Government has declared Saturday, July 1, as sanitation day throughout the state in order to mobilize residents to clean up the environment.
This is stated in a statement signed by Mr Victor Chukwu, the state Commissioner for Environment, and made accessible to media in Abakaliki on Thursday.
According to the statement, the exercise will last between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., with both human and vehicular movements restricted across the state within that period.
“As a result, all state residents are required to keep their compounds, drainage/gutters, and surroundings clean.”
“During the exercise, there will be no human or vehicular movements or sporting activities of any kind, except for those on essential duties, such as health officials and security personnel, who must show valid means of identification.”
“Residents of the state are further informed that defaulters will be arrested by security operatives and Ministry of Environment staff and prosecuted under state Environmental laws,” according to the statement.
The Commissioner, who reaffirmed the government’s readiness and commitment to combat environmental degradation, urged citizens to help the ministry keep the entire state clean and ‘green’ at all times for the benefit of everybody.
He also warned against indiscriminate refuse disposal at unauthorised refuse disposal sites and drainages in the state.
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