FG safeguards environment with 24 regulations – NESREA

FG safeguards environment with 24 regulations – NESREA
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The Federal government of Nigeria has introduced 24 environmental
regulations aimed at adopting sustainable environment good practices, which are now in force.

Sokoto state
Coordinator of the National Environmental
Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Alhaji Jubril Inuwa disclosed this in Wamakko on Wednesday.

Inuwa who spoke at the flag-off of Security Awareness, Early Warning Signs and Environmental Sustainability Sensitization programme organized by the State Office of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), also said that the regulations were aimed at providing legal frameworks for the adoption of sustainable and environment-friendly practices in
environmental sanitation.

According to him, “The purpose of these regulations is to provide legal framework for the adoption of sustainable and environment-friendly practices in
environmental sanitation and waste management to minimize pollution.”

Enumerating some of the regulations to include National Environmental (Sanitation and Waste Regulations, 2009, Inuwa added that they were also to prevent and minimize pollution and  ensure tranquility of the human environment, among other purposes.

He explained that public awareness and provision of environmental education was a vital way of effective enforcement of environmental regulations.

Speaking, Director of NOA in Sokoto state, Alhaji Abubakar Danchadi said that the objective of the programme was to increase security awareness of the people.

“This is to improve the quality of life of Nigerians through
sustained sound sanitation practices in homes and communities,” he said.

Posted by Abdallah el-Kurebe

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