From: Kazeem Biriowo
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), says it resolved to develop a master plan on environmental sanitation in Adamawa State to fix waste management problem in the state.
Abubakar Hamid, Adamawa State Coordinator of NESREA disclosed this in an interview with the press in Yola.
“We are trying to develop a workable master plan to address the current environmental challenges in Adamawa,” Hamid said.
He noted that the master plan would ensure better implementation of the sanitation and waste management initiatives in the state.
“When you look at Adamawa; especially the Yola metropolis, we have poor sanitation and waste control, Abattoir is one of the contributing factors with unpleasant odour emanating from it,’’ he added.
According to him, the state government could not do it alone, hence the need for closer collaboration with other stakeholders including the private sector.
“We just started operating in the state and NESREA cannot be everywhere.’’
He noted that one of the mandates of the Agency was to ensure environmental education and awareness as well as enforcement of environmental laws.
The Agency, he stressed would embark on visit to the markets, motor parks and abattoirs to ensure proper sanitation in the state.
Hamid conclusively decried poor sanitation and indiscriminate dumping of waste on waterways. These, he said caused flooding in the society.