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NYSC Flags Off National Environmental Sanitation in Adamawa

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Ridwan Yusuf
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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Adamawa on Saturday flagged off a National Environmental  Sanitation exercise, urging residents to embrace it for good hygiene and better health.

AllNews reports that the theme of the programme was  “Clean Environment/Good Hygiene: Panacea for Good  Health and Long Life”.

Speaking during the exercise in Yola, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur, NYSC  Adamawa Coordinator, said that  environmental sanitation had been recognised globally as one of the key requirements for prevention of diseases and their escalation to epidemic proportion.

The  state’s NYSC  Coordinator,  represented by Assistant Director in charge of Corps  Deployment and Relocation, Mr Manzo Tal,   charged the residents to ensure regular sanitation to promote good hygiene.

According to him, most of the ailments diagnosed and treated during the recent medical outreach for rural dwellers are as a result of poor hygiene.

“Therefore, efforts must be made to save many more lives by empowering the people with adequate information on good grooming and environmental hygiene,”  he said.

Alhaji Shuaibu Audu, Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources Development, Adamawa, commended NYSC for the exercise and urged the relevant stakeholders to contribute their own part.

Audu, who was represented by Mr Eskwaya  Danfulani,  Director, Environmental Health and Sanitation, Adamawa, said that the exercise would reduce a lot of communicable diseases and promote good hygiene.

In his remarks, the District Head of Jimeta metropolitan, Baba Paris, also appreciated the effort of the NYSC Corps members in the state and country at large.

Paris, who was represented by Umaru Furo, Village Head of Alkalawa/Ajiya, urged the community to support and cooperate with the corps members for the success of the exercise.

He also tasked his subjects to ensure regular sanitation of their houses, streets and to ensure proper waste disposal at all the time for good hygiene.

The clean-up was carried out at the Jimeta Modern Market and some streets of Ajiya ward in Jimeta metropolitan.

Corps members were seen sweeping, clearing  and cleaning the environment  with brooms, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and containers  as well as clearing drainage systems  to ease flow of water.

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Ridwan Yusuf
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Ridwan is a trained Communicator who provides professional coverage of general news and sports. ...

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