The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with the Green World Matters Limited has embarked on ‘Operation keep your environment clean’, in an attempt to boost cleanliness and inculcate the habit of frequent sanitation among the people of Kaduna State.
Speaking with journalists at the event, the chief operating officer of the Green World Matters Limited, Mrs. Ladi Faruk, said the essence of the exercise was to sensitise the public on the need to maintain a clean environment that can boost their health and the condition of the area.
“The environment has become very dirty. We asked for volunteers and they came out to participate in the cleaning exercise as you can see. Kaduna has become very dirty. I grew up here in Kaduna and it has never been this dirty. There is the need for environmental sanitation to be enforced because government alone cannot do it. We asked for change and it has come, but we need to participate if the change must become a reality. The Green World Matter specialises in waste management, tackling desertification and the provision of renewable energy products,” she said.
In his remarks, the state coordinator of the NOA, Galadima Zubairu Soba, said it was gratifying to note that private organisations are beginning to assist government in carrying out their responsibilities, adding that any collaboration on environmental cleanliness is a step in the right direction.
He said there was the need to restore Kaduna’s glory by changing people’s attitude to do the right thing.
He called on the people and all government agencies and organisations to be alive to their responsibilities at all times.