From Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe
Gombe State Government has introduced a mandatory monthly general sanitation exercise. According to the government, the move is a deliberate effort by the Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya administration to ensure sustainable and healthy environment for human habitation across the state.
This was disclosed in a statement that was issued by the Director General (DG) of Press Affairs at the state government house, Ismaila Uba Misilli. He explained that the new monthly exercise was contained in a memo conveying the state governor’s approval of last Saturday of every month as General Environmental Sanitation Day, starting from April.
“The memo, signed by the Commissioner of Water, Environment and Forest Resources, Mohammed Sa’idu Fawu, further said the exercise will be conducted between 8:00 am and 10:00am during which restriction of movements of all kinds will be enforced except for persons on essential services,” Misilli stated.
He said, “In line with this administration’s resolve to ensure provision of sustainable and healthy environment for human habitation, His Excellency Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya CON (Dan Majen Gombe), the Governor of Gombe State, has approved the conduct of monthly General Environmental Sanitation exercise in the state to be observed by the General Public on the last Saturday of every month. The exercise is to be conducted from 8:00 am -10:00am”.
He disclosed that the memo further reveals that, “Based on the above, there will be restriction of movements during the period (except those on essential services). Also, all MDAs and the general public are hereby directed to comply strictly with the directive as team 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 strict compliance with the directive, please”.