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Gov. Soludo Joins in Packing Wastes in Eke Awka

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By Izunna Okafor, Awka

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Saturday, flagged of the renewed last Saturday of the month sanitisation exercise in the state, where he literally packed wastes with shovels for evacuation.

Governor, Soludo, while performing the symbolic flag off of the exercise at the Eke Awka Market, said the state government is reactivating the end-of-month sanitation with renewed vigour, with the ultimate goal of achieving a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment.

The Governor, who performed drainage desilting at the market, also flagged off the door-to-door system of waste collection in the state.

He further charged Ndi Anambra to imbibe the habit of clearing up their environment, including the drainage system in front of their residents, shops and offices, for a cleaner, greener and healthier state.

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Also speaking, the Commissioner for Environment, Engr. Felix Odimegwu frowned at the rate of indiscriminate dumping of refuse observed in various markets and among the residents, which, he noted sabotages and jeopardizes the government’s efforts to clean up the state.

While charging the residents to regularly keep their environments neat, he also underscored the importance of participating in the end-of-month sanitation exercise, as the government would not hesitate to punish any defaulter in accordance with the provisions of law.

In a vote of thanks, the Chairman of Eke Awka Market, Chief Jude Agummadu appreciated the Governor for commencing the exercise from the market. He also assured that the market leadership and the traders will accord his administration the highest support, especially in the area of maintaining clean and healthy environment.

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Present at the event were the Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachi Ibezim; the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, among other top government functionaries.

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