Gombe Govt. sensitize public on environmental Sanitation
By Ahmed Ahmed
Gombe State Ministry of Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) office have organized a road show to sensitize general public on the importance of environmental sanitation in the state.
The state Commissioner of Environment and Forest Resources
Dr Hussaina Goje stressed the need for keeping the environment clean to ensure healthy living.
She said, her Ministry was proposing additional refuse collection site to prevent indiscriminate dumping of refuse which leads to outbreaks of diseases.
The acting Permanent Secretary Gombe SDGs office Mr.Charles Maina said the essence of the road show was to sensitize people on the importance of clean environment as well as dangers of open defecation.
“We came out and invited all clubs and Associations that are resident in Gombe to sensitize people about the importance of clean environment and sanitation and also campaign against open defecation,” he said.
Mal.Bashir Tukur Senior Special Assistant to Governor Inuwa Yahaya on MDGs said the importance of sanitation cannot be overemphasized because it is one of the critical Goals of SDGs which can lead to the attainment of other Goals.
“Dirty environment has harmful impact on our health, therefore keeping our environment is essential for healthy living;” he explained.
Alh.Abdulqadir Abubakar Senior District Head of Gombe, commended the organizers of the campaign which he described as timely
He assured that he will use his position to intensify campaign against open defecation and mobilize the public on the need to keep healthy environment.
Our correspondent report that the Ministry of environment and SDGs office organised a roadshow which began at SDGs office, terminated at the Emirs Palace Gombe witnessed the participation of clubs and societies in the state.