Declare State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation – CHRCH Tasks Kogi Govt.

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The Executive Director, Conscience For Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, CHRCR, Idris Miliki Abdul has called for more proactive and result oriented sanitation policy that will keep Kogi State clean.

Abdul made the call in a statement he issued in Lokoja on Thursday.

According to him, there is the need for a review of the sanitation policy under the new administration of Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo to reflect the current challenges of mass movement of daily traffic passing through the State capital causing environmental issues by human attitude due to negligence of basic hygiene.

He said that “Lokoja the state headquarters host various market and motor parks, but the environment situation in those places is worrisome as the markets are not well kept.

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“We are also worried, it seems there is no demarcation between the sanitation board and the company expected to clean Lokoja town. As in many occasions, the government vehicles are been used by private company engaged to clean the city” he lamented.

The Executive Director who also decried the unavailability of potable water in Lokoja the state capital, wondered why Lokoja that host both river Niger and Benue lack water for citizens to drink.

”Refuse are scattered across the town, without the evacuation as at when due, worst of all is the refuses dump sites have remain unkept without proper management”

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