World Environment Day: Stakeholders task Nigerians on good sanitation habit
Written by Morenike Adebayo on June 6, 2016
AS Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2016 World Environment Day, WED, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in the country have urged Nigerians to adopt good sanitation habit and personal hygiene practice on daily basis. The Resources Conservation Development Initiative, RCDI, in partnership with National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, Connected Development, CODE, and the New Nigeria Initiative, NNI, made the appeal at the exercise tagged ‘Clean Up Abuja,’ which demonstrated the essence of clean environment through a sanitation exercise.
The coordinator of RCDI, Afoke Igwe said the exercise was to raise awareness and consciousness of Nigerians on healthy and clean environment as part of health needs. Also speaking, the founder, New Nigeria Initiative, NNI, Tracy Okoro lamented the inability of Nigerians to have a recycling culture and maintained that the environment has been degraded by waste water disposed, and therefore causes air pollution.