Plateau state to begin monthly sanitation

Plateau state is set to start sanitation scheme on August 29
Ernest Sunday

Plateau State Government is set to resume a monthly sanitation scheme starting from Sartuday August 29 2020.

The resumption of the sanitation scheme was announced by the state's Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang in a briefing on Thursday at Jos.

According to the commissioner the directive was ordered by the state's governor Simon Lalong to ensure that the health and well-being of Plateau residents are maintained.

“The state government took this action in the best interest of the health and safety of citizens and in the realisation of the unacceptable sanitary conditions of some areas in the state. “

"The poor sanitation poses a serious danger to people. “By this notice, citizens are hereby enjoined to come out and clean their surroundings.

“In addition to their interior, emphasis should be placed on the cutting of grasses and clearing of drainages around their homes and business premises,’’ he said.

The commissioner stated that during the sanitation scheme, movement of people would be restricted in the whole state between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.

Dan Manjangin said that all entry and exit points of plateau state would be shut down except those on essential services would be permitted to move around.

“Parents and guardians are hereby advised to keep their wards in check and to come out en-masse to clean their surroundings.

“Security agents and mobile courts have been duly mobilised to apprehend and try offenders who failed to comply.

“This will be the routine every last Saturday of the month until further notice", the commissioner said.

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