BOSEPA Embarks On Monthly Sanitation Exercise, Unveils Dumping Centre In Bolori Ward

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By; Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri

As part of efforts towards  sustainability an environmental scheme, tagged, “Operation Keep Borno State Clean”,  Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) in collaboration with Ministry of Environment has embarked on observation of environmental sanitation exercise in the state every first Saturday of  the  month.

 It has also officially, unveiled a designated  dumping site in Jajirir Community of Bolori II Ward of Maiduguri metropolis which was constructed by UNDP and  donated to the Borno State Government l. 

The sanitation exercise  was led by the General Manager, BOSEPA, Abubakar Suleiman within Maiduguri city and environs and  supported by the Honourable Commissioner of Environment, Arc Yarima Saleh, alongside the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.

The   commissioner while inspecting the sanitation exercise, commended  the  Sanitation Vanguards and Volunteers who participated in the exercise.

He also gave directives to all shops and markets to comply with the sanitation exercise  laws by way of  sanitizing their  immediate  environment, business premises  without an option to clean their places  on Friday or before the exercise commences, noting that,  any defaulter  found guilty, will face the full wrath of the law, while  assuring the people of the continuity of the  developmental programmes and policy that has direct bearing on the people.

While commending the efforts and sacrifices  of the  sanitation committee which  has been rendering  special services, especially the security agents and the  media, charging  them to continue  discharging their responsibilities diligently in that regards  and promised to continue to maintain cordial  working relationship with the media and security agencies 

The  GM also urged the shop owners and some petty business men and women to obey the law during the monthly sanitation exercise by closing their businesses till after the exercise for three Hours between 7am to 10:00am. 

Other places where the team carried out the exercise, include, Post Office Roundabout, Wulari Area, Bulumkutu Area, Ngomari Airport, Baga Road, Kumshe Area, Maiduguri Abatour Area, Gamboru/ Custom Market, Bama Motor Park, Fori Bypass, among others.

Among the participants were the General Manager Borno State Traffic Management Agency (BOTMA), Baba Shehu Tijjani, Special Adviser on Environment, SSA,  among others.

The monthly sanitation exercise was launched by the present administration and it is observed every first week of every month to sanitize the state.

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