By Pamela Eboh
Anambra State Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Saturday flagged off a Special Sanitation Exercise in the state capital.
Speaking shortly after the exercise at the popular Eke Awka Market roundabout, the governor explained that the exercise was part of the present administration’s determination to ensure a hygienic and healthy environment as well as the wellness of the citizenry.
He gave directive for a comprehensive sanitation exercise across the 21 local government areas of the state saying that his administration would continue to sensitize people of the state on the need to live up to their corporate social responsibilities.
Prof Soludo who described cleanliness as next to godliness, said that in the coming days, his administration’s Urban renewal plans would be achieved in line with global best practices.
While appreciating the turnout for the exercise, he appealed to them to join hands with the current administration in the state for effective environmental management.
He said, “Thirty one contractors have been engaged in Anambra to help keep the state clean. There is need for you to put your dirts in nylon bags and dispose in designated areas.
“People trading on the roads should desist from it and go into the markets. Those interested in being trained as apprentice to learn a trade, should approach the Ministry of Youth Development to register.”
The governor further said that plans are in the pipeline to beautify Ziks Avenue to a befitting status.
Earlier In his remark, the Chairman of Eke Awka Market, Chief Jude Agummadu applauded the Governor for coming to flag-off the initiative of a renewed sanitation in the markets and pledged to give all the necessary support for it success.