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Nigeria bans single-use plastics in Govt offices

By George George Idowu

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Environment has announced a ban on single-use plastics across all ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) with immediate effect.

Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Salako, announced the ban on Tuesday while briefing newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Tinubu at the State House in Abuja.

Salako emphasized that the ban is part of the government’s broader plastic waste management strategy, underscoring its commitment to combating climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

He said: “This initiative demonstrates our commitment to addressing the triple threat of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.”

He highlighted the severity of plastic pollution in Nigeria, describing it as “a major issue in our country.”

Recall that NatureNews had reported the ban of single-use-plastics by the Lagos and Abia states governments earlier this year.

However, they have been agitation from the sellers and food vendors against the ban.

They stressed the need for proper planning from the government before it is banned finally in order not to increase the burden on poor Nigerians.



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