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The Northeast Development Commission, NEDC has commenced training of youths on waste-to-wealth training programme in Bauchi, Gombe and Adamawa states aimed to take off the idling youths on the streets. NEDC Head of Environment and Natural Resources, Adamu Lawan said yesterday in Gombe that no fewer than 1,000 youths and Kalari boys are to be taken off the streets through its waste-to-wealth training programme embarked upon by the commission. He said at the commencement of...

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At least 150 youths are to benefit from a one week training on efficient waste management practices and A-Z of recycling in Adamawa State organized by the Northeast Development Commission NEDC in collaboration with the state government held at Federal College of Education, Yola. In a message, Alhaji Shuaibu Audu, Adamawa State Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources Development while declaring the training open, observed that domestic and industrial waste poses challenges in the country....

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ABUJA — No fewer than 48 million Nigerians still practice open defecation, according to the newly released 2021 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Outcome Routine Mapping (WASH-NORM) III Report. This is the thrust at the inauguration of the 2021 WASH-NORM III Report in Abuja on Tuesday. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, said slow progress being made in improving water and sanitation services was due to population expansion, low commitments from states and...

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ABUJA — The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it plans to construct 10,000 public toilets in strategic locations to end open defecation across the FCT. The Acting Director, FCT Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Mohammed Dan-Hassan, said this at a sensitisation programme for residents on the risks of open defecation, on Monday in Abuja. Dan-Hassan disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had 2018 launched an emergency on water sanitation and hygiene in the...

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ABUJA — The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) will seal some government offices, hotels, plazas, and other business premises that may be under lock and key over debt. Recall that a Task Team was set up by the FCTA Permanent Secretary; Mr. Olusade Adesola to recover over Ten billion naira owed to the AEPB by several government agencies, business premises, and residential apartments in the nation’s capital. This information was disclosed by the Director of AEPB,...

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ABUJA — The Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC) Mr. Muhammed Alkali says Crisis and Climate Change have affected 30 million people in the Lake Chad Region. He made this known at the opening of the first Annual forum on the development of the Lake Chad Region held in Abuja, saying regional collaboration on the recovery and development of the Lake Chad Region keyed into by the Federal Government will improve economic and Socio-political...

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By Emannuel Chigbata (Staff Reporter)   AWKA — The Governor of Anambra State Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has praised the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), for its efforts in controlling erosion in Nigeria. The governor who spoke through his deputy, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim described Anambra as the erosion capital of Africa but stated that NEWMAP’s intervention has helped to reclaim areas that would have ordinarily been lost. Soludo spoke during the additional financing implementation...

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ENUGU — The ambiance once enjoyed by the coal city residents and visitors have become a thing of the past as gory sights of garbage in all nooks and cranny of Enugu state raise questions on the existence or extinct of the waste management agency established in 2004 under Chimaroke Nnamani administration. The once spick and span environs of the city now compete with Onitsha in Anambra State and Aba in Abia state; Onitsha in...

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By Joe C Anatune, Columnist and Blogger   The environmental decay in Okpoko, Anambra’s largest urban slum, is huge and poses existential threats to the inhabitants. Anambra State Governor Prof Chukwuma Soludo thinks that the place can still be revamped and made liveable. He is doing just that and steering the world to a desirable upgrading. Typically, he is shooting on all cylinders and the world is taking note. True, hope is akin to the...

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A bill aimed at promoting sanitation and public hygiene and to prevent open defecation across Jigawa state has been passed by the State House of Assembly. The bill was passed on Tuesday during the House plenary presided by the Speaker, Hon Idris Garba Jahun. According to the Speaker, when the bill was signed into law, any person caught urinating or defecating openly not in the house, public toilet, and other designated places will be sentenced...

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