The Nasarawa State Government has announced its decision to re-enforce the monthly environmental sanitation in the state.

Gov. Abdullahi Sule, during an event to mark the re-enforcement, advised residents in the state to always ensure a clean environment.

The government, who spoke on Saturday, promised that the cleanest local government area in the state would always be awarded periodically.

“In our determination to keep the environment clean at all times, we have decided to re-introduce the monthly sanitation.

“It is in view of this that the government wants to call on everybody to reciprocate the state government’s gesture by protecting and keeping their environment clean.

“This is because a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. We must comply with the state government’s directive on monthly sanitation for healthy living,” Sule said.

In the same vein, Mr Usman Abu, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Environment and Solid Minerals, pleaded with the public to adopt a mentality that gives priority to a cleaner environment.

“We commend the governor for the return of the monthly sanitation as it will go a long way in keeping our environment clean,” Abu said.

Residents were also advised to stop dumping refuse indiscriminately and begin to learn how to dispose off their refuse properly.

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