Mararaba residents blame recurring flooding on indiscriminate refuge dumping




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MARARABA – Some of Mararaba in have blamed the recurring flooding along the Abuja-Keffi Expressway on indiscriminate refuse dumping on the roadside.

NAN observed that refuse was usually washed into the drains whenever it rained, thereby blocking the drainage system running the entire area.

This results flooding  and the are exposed health hazards from offensive odour released by the decomposing garbage littering the environment.

Reacting the , a resident, Mr Victor Amah, said people in the area were battling serious health challenges resulting from the dirty environment.

am worried over the sanitary condition of Mararaba as a whole, considering the way people of the area are dumping refuse there.

‘’ are fond of sweeping refuse into the drains which run across the entire area, and whenever it rains heavily, the whole rubbish finds its way into the gutter.

[eap_ad_1] ‘’The roadside traders and the hawkers are really a big problem this area; they continue dump things into the drain in spite of all the advice on the health implications of such act,’’ Amah said.

Describing the situation as worrisome, he said there could be an outbreak of diseases such as cholera, measles and other diseases associated unclean environment, if nothing was done to address the problem.

He appealed to the authorities of Karu Local Government Area in particular to declare a weekly sanitation for the people living within its jurisdiction.

Such a measure, Amah said, would make it easier for the people and the government to control indiscriminate waste dumping.

Also commenting, Mrs Ester Uwah, who also decried the poor sanitation around Mararaba area, condemned the attitude of some residents, who according to her, are not concerned about their health and environment.

“We, Nigerians are not conscious of environment and this is why health is easily polluted.’’

Miss Amaka Odoh, another resident, urged the government to place more refuse bins along the .

Odoh said that this would help to curb poor waste disposal and poor sanitation attitude exhibited by the residents.

‘’ want to appreciate the government of for its concern this time around by providing us receptacles.

‘’There was a time in the past that people used to drop their waste on the ground.

‘’But today,  at least there are receptacles along the and am appealing to the government to supply us more as the volume of waste and the population of people keeps increasing everyday,‘’ Odoh said. (NAN)

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