Ministry of Environment Marks World Environment Day .... Rallies Support


  By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

The Anambra State Government through the Ministry of Environment, has commemorated this year's World Environment Day with a call to Ndi Anambra to care more about their immediate environment.

   Addressing newsmen in Awka during a press briefing, the Anambra State Commissioner for Environment, Engr Felix Odimegwu, identified safe environmental management practices and good sanitation as cardinal means of promoting health living of the citizenry.

  Odimegwu who stated that people must adopt environmental friendly habits for their general wellbeing, even as he described the theme for this year's celebration"Only One Earth" as apt, stressed the need for intervention measures by every stakeholder to safe the Earth planet.

 'This calls for collective transformative actions on a global scales to celebrate,  protec and restore our earth planet, and encourage everyone, everywhere to live sustainably and take actions,responsibility on the climate crisis.

'Anambra State is facing serious environmental healh and environmental degradation, and serious climate change challenges.This is the time to take up the collective and individual responsibility by avoiding actions leading to pollution and degradation,' Engr Odimegwu said

The Environment Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the present administration to ensure clean, greener, planned and sustainable cities in the state and called for public support to realize the objective.

  In a remark, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Emman Udeakpe, urged all and sundry to take back the environment from negative indulgences and degradation for a healthy living.

Contributing, Mr Micheal Ivenso, of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project(NEWMAP), noted that an environmental sustainability and control manual had been created for public enlightenment on physical planning laws and related matters.



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