Bauchi State Commissioner for Environment, Hamisu Mu’azu Shira has charged citizens of the state to Keep environment clean
Keep environment clean, Shira urges citizens
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Bauchi State Commissioner for Environment, Hamisu Mu’azu Shira has charged citizens of the state to always keep their environment clean to avoid contracting diseases associated with unclean environment.
The Commissioner gave the charge in Bauchi at the monthly environmental sanitation exercise held across the 20 Local Government Areas last Saturday, where he attributed the trending Lassa fever, Corona virus and other diseases to unhealthy environment.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Ahmad Zalanga, he explained ”when you keep your surrounding clean, there will be no breeding place for mosquitoes; rats will have no place to hide and come to contaminate foodstuff or urinate on household equipment that will lead to contamination.”
He further advised the people to maintain a clean surrounding and live a healthy life, so as to avoid wasting money on medication and prolong their lives.
Speaking, the Acting General Manager BASEPA, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Jarma said since the assumption of the present PDP administration in the state, it has embarked on environmental sanitation to ensure cleanliness and healthy environment of the communities in the state, thereby reducing the rate of sickness among the people, urging people who are in the habit of dumping refuse on the roads, shops and drainages to stop.