By Sammeni Kamsobbi
Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta warned against indiscriminate dumping of refuse at key locations, saying it is an eyesore to the Capital City of Adamawa.
Deputy Governor Professor Kaletapwa Farauta disclosed this Tuesday, while on inspection at some of the key locations in Yola North where dumping of refuse indiscriminately has become the order of the day.
She alongside other top government officials were at the Mai-doki Round About and Lamido Aliyu Mustapha fly-over, popularly known as Total fly over to have a first hand update. She said government will go tough on traditional and community leaders among other stakeholders who fails to support clean and hygienic environment in their jurisdiction.
She warned that the non challant attitudes by the residents constitutes health and environmental hazards and is detrimental for governments efforts in providing clean, healthy and conducive environment.
The Deputy Governor tasked authorities concerned to live up to their billings and devise means of evacuating the refuse thereby earmarking site for proper waste disposal.
According to her, government will never allow its provision of infrastructure and clean atmosphere to be jeopardised by anyone, hence the call on residents to play their part by protecting the facilities and ensuring proper waste management.
Professor Farauta also warned that henceforth, Urban planning will be held responsible for the indiscriminate pasting of posters on government facilities and other structures, the ill practice she said has continued to deface the State Capital.
Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad, Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Environment expressed renewed commitment of the Ministry to change the ugly narrative, saying the evacuation of waste to the final dumping site will commenced in earnest.
A resident, Emeka Okafor revealed that they are ready to give maximum support and cooperate with government authorities to restore the sanity of the environment, even as he made emphasis on the need for the provision of waste bin in some strategic locations.
There have been calls for hands to be on deck in addressing the problem through the reinforcement of monthly sanitation and the need for strategies to sustain clean and hygienic environment.