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Delta Govt. fumigatE IDPs camps



Chief John Nani, Delta Commissioner for Environment, on Friday said that the ministry had started fumigation of the various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state.

Nani, who made this known in Asaba, said that the fumigation of the IDPs camp was part of the government efforts to create a comfortable environment for the flood victims.

He said that the safety of Deltans was paramount to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s prosperity agenda.

The commissioner, however, advised the people in the camps to keep their environment clean; practice regular hand washing and always cover food stuffs to prevent rodents from gaining access to their foods.

He said that the Environment Ministry had fumigated the IDPs at Ogbe-Afor Primary School, Asaba, in Oshimili South Local Government Area and Ewulu Grammar School, Ewulu in Aniocha South Local Government Area.

The commissioner said that the ministry also fumigated the camp at Utagba-Ogbe Technical College, Kwale in Ndokwa West Local Government Area and other places.

Nani, in a statement issued by the State Ministry of Information, said that there would be a statewide environmental sanitation on Saturday and there would be no restriction of movement.

According to the commissioner, there will be no restriction of movement due to the ongoing West African Examination Council (WAEC) Private Examination.

He advised the general public to keep their environment clean by cutting over-grown weeds and clearing all drains around their residential and business premises.

Nani said the State Waste Management Board would evacuate all waste to the approved dump sites.

He noted that the Delta State Ministry of Environment, Local Government Authorities and other relevant authorities, would monitor the exercise.

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