The Gombe State Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources has called on residents to avoid indiscriminate dumping of plastic wastes.
The Ministry made the call in commemoration of the ‘World Environment Day’ on Monday.
Abubakar Hassan, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, made the call when he led the staff of the ministry and other relevant stakeholders on a road walk from Gombe State Environmental Protection Agency to Gombe Emir’s Palace.
Hassan in his remarks at the palace outlined some of the measures recommended by the United Nations in controlling plastic waste.
“Reuse of plastics, recycling plastics and making laws against indiscriminate dumping of plastic wastes,” he said.
Also speaking, Charles Joshua, the North-East Director of the National Environmental and Regulations Enforcement Agency, said people can earn a living from selling empty plastic instead of dumping them to become a hazard to the environment.
“Residents can actually make money from plastic wastes instead of indiscriminate disposal, which would cause harm to the environment and affect everyone.”
Abubakar Abdulkadir, the Senior District head of Gombe, called on the State and Federal Governments to support the Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources in performing the important task of protecting the environment.
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