Environmentalist advocates positive attitude towards beaches

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LAGOS – Ms Sola Alamutu, an environmentalist, has called the Lagos State to provide a waste control strategy at beaches, to safeguard the .

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She gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Wednesday in Lagos.

Alamutu, a co-founder of the Beach Samaritans, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said that there need to ensure a healthy and clean beach.

She said that beach a place where tourists and fun seekers go for relaxation and where the country’s sector could be promoted.

According to her, the NGO had planned to clean beaches in Lagos for the celebration but that the programme cancelled due to the general elections.

She, however, said that Beach Samaritans would carry out the exercise after the holidays.

“We are hoping that our will soon get to know the reasons and the benefits of ensuring that our beaches are kept clean.

“We also hope that the local too will show interest in the initiative and promote the exercise within the community, especially those located along the beaches,’’ she said.

Alamutu, is also a representative of and the Environment (CATE), another NGO, called for volunteers to support the initiative towards ensuring filth-free beaches.

She also encouraged fun seekers, are regular visitors at beaches, to be proactive in ensuring that all wastes generated were evacuated promptly. (NAN)
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