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COVID-19: Nasarawa govt. lauds residents for observing sanitation



The Nasarawa State Government has commended residents of the state for improving on environmental hygiene since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

Musa Ibrahim, the state’s Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, gave the commendation on Saturday in Lafia, while addressing newsmen after the March environmental sanitation in the state.

According to Ibrahim, a joint team from the ministry and security agencies went round Lafia and other Local Government Areas (LGAs), and were impressed with the level of compliance during the sanitation hours.

“People were seen en mass cleaning their environments and clearing drainage around their shops and houses between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. that the exercise lasted.

“Because of the level of compliance, only 17 persons were arrested today for violating sanitation laws as against over 100 in previous exercises,” the Commissioner added.

He therefore urged the public to maintain social distancing, continue to keep their surroundings clean; while regularly washing their hands with soap and water, as well as using hand sanitisers to curtail spread of the virus.

The Nigeria News Agency , reports that every last Saturday of the month has been set aside for Environmental Sanitation in Nasarawa State. .

Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore

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