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Gombe State Introduces Monthly Sanitation Exercise

By Grace Samuel

The Gombe State Government has implemented a mandatory monthly general sanitation exercise under the leadership of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to ensure a sustainable and healthy environment for human habitation across the state.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the last Saturday of every month as General Environmental Sanitation Day, starting from this month.

In a memo issued by the Commissioner of Water, Environment, and Forest Resources, Mohammed Sa’idu Fawu, the government announced the commencement of the monthly General Environmental Sanitation exercise.

This exercise aligns with the administration’s commitment to fostering a sustainable and healthy environment.

The exercise will occur on the last Saturday of each month, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, with a restriction on movements of all kinds during this period, except for essential services personnel.

The memo underscores the exercise’s significance in promoting public health and safety, encouraging active participation from all members of the public to clean their surroundings and ensure proper waste disposal.

Government sanitation officials will oversee the exercise to enforce compliance with the guidelines. It serves as a reminder to the public of the importance of maintaining clean and healthy environments and their active participation in the upcoming General Environmental Sanitation exercise.

Strict compliance with the directive is mandatory for all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) and the general public.

A team comprising officials from the Ministry of Water, Environment, and Forest Resources, as well as the Gombe State Environmental Sanitation and Protection Agency (GOSEPA), will monitor strict adherence to the directive and enforce compliance.

Non-compliance with the directive may result in penalties and legal actions, reflecting the government’s commitment to upholding the guidelines to promote safety and well-being throughout the state.

It is crucial for everyone to be aware of and adhere to these restrictions to prevent the spread of diseases and foster a safe and healthy environment for all residents of Gombe State.


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