From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki

Ebonyi state Commissioner for Environment,Grants and Donor Agency Dr Richard Nnabu, Saturday applauded residents of Abakaliki metropolis and environs for turning out in the environmental sanitation exercise.

The Commissioner made the commendation shortly after assessing the ongoing exercise in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.

The state Commissioner appreciated residents for queuing into the plan to make Ebonyi state the most cleanliness and beautiful capital city in the country.

He enumerated that the clean up exercise which kicked off after some months of shorting their activities is embraced by the people and pledged of its sustenance.

He assured of extending the exercise to major sub urban and appealed to citizens to be law abiding as defaulters found loitering during the exercise would be made to face the law.

Corroborating Dr Nnabu, One of the observers, Dr. Kelechukwu Okezie, who is the Director of the Neighborhood Environment Watch Foundation, commended the effort of the ministry of environment for ensuring that sanitation exercises resumed in the State.

He noted the importance of environmental management to the health and sustenance of the environment and development of the society.

According to him, “For a long time it was abandoned, and a lot of people reversed to negative behavior, with this reintroduction, I think the consciousness that people should take sanitation as a serious business“.

He applauded the State Government for keeping a clean environment and called for more sensitization to enable everyone to participate without being forced to do so.