Abuja – The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) says it plans to meet government agencies over the promotion of clean environment.
The Director-General of the agency, Dr Lawrence Anukam, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
Anukam reiterated that the visit was necessary because a healthy environment prevents deadly diseases and enhances development.
According to Anukam, the judiciary will be the main focus of the agency because the arm of government remains the interpreter of the law.
“ The judiciary is the one that interprets the law and metes out the punishment for violators.
“The judiciary needs to appreciate and be part of environmental issues as well to achieve the set goals.
“We will also sensitise other government agencies on the importance of promoting and keeping our environment clean to protect the lives of the people,’’ he said.
He also said that there was need for proper planning, capacity building and sensitisation for different sectors of government to achieve the desired goals.
He said the sensitisation programme, which was mandatory for all, was in line with the United Nations programme on environment.
The director general urged Nigerians to support the government in the promotion of the environmental sanitation exercise to keep the environment clean. (NAN)