Rivers State Obio/Akpor Local Government Council Chairman, Advocate George Ariolu commended National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim for its vision and effectiveness in the program. .
Ariolu’s commendation was in a statement issued by the Corps Public Relations (PRO) Officer, Mr. Christian Okereke on the National Environmental Sanitation Day for Corps members in the area of local government of Obio/Akpo.
He described the sanitation exercise as unique, impactful and beneficial to communities, the state and the nation as a whole, stating that a healthy environment translates into a healthy body and, by extension, a wealthy society.
Ariolu further stated that Obio/Akpor Council, as the largest LGA in the state in terms of human population, is a major beneficiary of the remediation exercise judging by the volume of waste. generated daily and which must be cleaned and properly disposed of.
He said he was delighted with the choice of his council as the venue for the 2022 flag, commending the coordinator and the corps members for doing great works all the time in uplifting the lives of good people in the state through their services. disinterested in their country.
Similarly, Mr. George Mfongang, the NYSC State Coordinator in Rivers State, who represented the DG, described a clean environment as a critical human need that should be listed as “one of the basic human needs” such as food, water, shelter and clothing”.
He noted that the National Environmental Sanitation Day exercise was initiated by senior program management to help the federal government achieve a very important Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), which is to achieve to a safe, clean and healthy environment for all.
Mfongang expressed his deep appreciation to the Executive Chairman of Obio/Akpor LGA, its key leaders and stakeholders for the faith placed in the NYSC program and for embracing the sanitization exercise both in the provision of materials and logistics required.
Many residents and stakeholders from the other 22 local government areas who participated in the exercise praised NYSC management for the initiative.
By: Akujobi Amadi