Gombe State Introduces Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise

Gombe State introduces mandatory monthly environmental sanitation exercise to promote a clean and healthy living environment for its residents, with the first session scheduled for April 2024.

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Gombe State Introduces Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise

Gombe State Introduces Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise

The Gombe State Government has announced the introduction of a mandatory monthly environmental sanitation exercise to be observed across the state. The exercise, approved by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, will take place on the last Saturday of every month from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, with the first session scheduled for April 2024.

During the two-hour period, movement will be restricted except for those providing critical services. The decision was communicated in a memo signed by the Commissioner of Water, Environment and Forest Resources, Mohammed Sa'idu Fawu, who emphasized that the exercise is part of the administration's efforts to ensure a sustainable and healthy environment for human habitation.

Teams of officials from the Ministry of Water, Environment and Forest Resources, as well as the Gombe State Environmental Sanitation and Protection Agency (GOSEPA), will monitor the exercise to ensure strict compliance from all ministries, departments, agencies, and the general public. The memo also directed all government agencies and the general public to comply strictly with the directive.

Why this matters: The introduction of a monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Gombe State highlights the government's commitment to promoting a clean and healthy environment for its residents. This initiative has the potential to improve public health, reduce the spread of diseases, and enhance the overall quality of life in the state.

In addition to the sanitation exercise, the state government has recently constructed modern waste collection points in several communities within the city of Gombe and its suburbs to improve waste management efficiency. These efforts demonstrate the administration's comprehensive approach to addressing environmental challenges and creating a more sustainable living environment for the people of Gombe State.

Commissioner Fawu stated, "The exercise is part of the administration's efforts to ensure a sustainable and healthy environment for human habitation across the state." The successful implementation of the monthly sanitation exercise , coupled with the construction of waste collection points, is expected to contribute significantly to the overall cleanliness and well-being of Gombe State's residents.

Key Takeaways

  • Gombe introduces mandatory monthly environmental sanitation exercise
  • Exercise to be held on last Saturday of every month, 8-10 AM
  • Aims to promote clean, healthy environment and improve public health
  • Government constructs modern waste collection points across communities
  • Efforts demonstrate comprehensive approach to address environmental challenges