LAGOS — The LasGidis Recyclers, on Saturday sensitised the public on the dangers of plastic liter to the environment, to encourage cleaner environment.
The event, held at Iru Victoria Island, Lagos had environmentalists and volunteers clean and rid the place off plastic liters to mark the 2021 World Clean-up Day, held every Sept. 18.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State reports that, the event was to arouse public consciousness on clean environment for mankind.
In her address at the event, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LasGidis Recyclers organisers of the programme, Mrs. Idu Okeahialam said that cleaner environment was essential for a healthy populace and rewarding ecosystem.
Okeahialam, frowned at the nonchalance with which people discard single used plastics in the environment, charged people to be environment friendly by ensuring that such plastics were gathered for recycling.
The environmentalist whose organisation is into recycling and green environment advocacy said that the organisation would initiate an incentive to encourage people to gather plastic waste for reuse.
“The course of plastic gathering for recycling is a noble venture for it rewards both the participant and nature thereby making the ecosystem man friendly,” she said.
Speaking after the community clean-up exercise, Chairman Iru Community Development Association (CDA) Mr Kayode Shakoto, said that the exercise was worthwhile.
The community leader. who coordinated the clean-up that took the volunteers to Oniru palace gate and round streets in the hybrid Oniru Estate, added that the exercise was routinely needed to make the place clean.
Another Environmentalist, Mr. Samuel Obeghe, while addressing the people at the event, said that ” People should not wait for government to tell them to keep the environment clean.
Obeghe, popularly known as ECO Evangelist, asked the people to ensure lifestyles that do not endanger the environment, saying environmental disasters do not discriminate between races or classes.
NAN reports that the event was sponsored by Rite Foods Ltd, makers of Fearless energy drink, and others
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