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Clear your drains to avert flooding – Nasarawa Commissioner urges residents

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 Mr Yakubu Kwanta Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources has urged residents to clear drains in their areas in order to avert flooding Kwanta said this on Saturday in Lafia while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise The News Agency of Nigeria reports that flooding from recent heavy rains have wreaked havoc in parts of state with several communities displaced The commissioner noted that apart from ensuring a clean and healthy environment clearing drains of silt and refuse would ensure free flow of water thereby preventing flooding He lauded the compliance level of residents to the sanitation exercise especially in the urban areas and called for its sustenance The commissioner also thanked the Emir of Lafia Retired Justice Sidi Bage for his contribution to the success of the exercise in the state capital He said that the enforcement team from the ministry would restrategise towards ensuring full compliance from the people Kwanta maintained that the state government would not relent to ensure that citizens live work and do businesses in clean and healthy environment He therefore called for the support of all citizens to do their bits as government also lives up to its responsibility NewsSourceCredit NAN
Clear your drains to avert flooding – Nasarawa Commissioner urges residents

Yakubu Kwanta

Mr Yakubu Kwanta, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, has urged residents to clear drains in their areas in order to avert flooding.

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Kwanta said this  on Saturday in Lafia, while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

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News Agency

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that flooding from recent heavy rains have wreaked havoc in parts of state with several communities displaced.

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The commissioner noted that apart from ensuring a clean and healthy environment, clearing drains of silt and refuse  would ensure free flow of water, thereby preventing flooding.

He lauded the compliance level of residents to the sanitation exercise, especially in the urban areas and called for its sustenance.

Emir of Lafia

The commissioner also thanked the Emir of Lafia, Retired Justice Sidi Bage, for his contribution to the success of the exercise in the state capital.

He said that the enforcement team from the ministry would restrategise towards ensuring full compliance from the people.

Kwanta maintained that the state government would not relent to ensure that citizens live, work and do businesses in clean and healthy environment.

He, therefore, called for the support of all citizens to do their bits as government also lives up to its responsibility.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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