By Muhammad Bashir
Dutse – The Jigawa Environmental protection Agency (JISEPA) collected and disposed 50,070 tonnes of waste in the last eight months across the 25 Local Government Areas of the state.
Alhaji Umar Amadu, JISEPA’s Acting Managing Director, told the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday that the exercise was done between January and August 2017.
He added that the exercise was part of the proactive measures put in place by the state government to promote effective waste management and sanitation in both the urban and rural communities.
According to him, the gesture is also to improve hygiene and public health in the state.
Amadu said that the agency would continue to sensitise the public on the need to keep their environment clean and imbibe good sanitary habit.
He urged the people to cooperate with the agency and desist from arbitrary dumping of waste in residential areas and waterways.
NAN recalls that the agency, in 2016 collected and disposed 26,420 tonnes of waste across the state.