NYSC conducts sanitation in 17 LGAs in Plateau



The National Service Corps (NYSC) has conducted environmental sanitation at markets and motor parks in the  17 local government areas of  Plateau.

The Director- of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim’s address was read by Ms Caroline Embu,  the Plateau  Coordinator of  the  NYSC,   to the corps members during the exercise.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports  that the exercise was part of  the NYSC’s activities  to mark the 2021  National Sanitation Day.

Ibrahim said that the  scheme recognised that environmental sanitation was a required key for the prevention of diseases and epidemics  in the society.

The D-G said that the NYSC embarked on the exercise following the outcome of the nationwide outreach recently conducted on the platform of NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).

He said that from there, it was revealed that of the ailments diagnosed and treated were as a result of hygiene.

He called for more sensitisation to empower people adequate information on good grooming and environmental hygiene.

The D-G stated that environmental protection and sanitation had become inseparable for a stable, healthy and sustainable ecosystem.

Mr Ali Hassan, the Secretary  of Market Association in Bukuru, applauded the NYSC for embarking on environmental sanitation in markets and motor parks.

Hassan said that the exercise was a laudable one, adding that  the NYSC had shown that aside unifying people, the scheme was also concerned about clean environment and health of the people.

Another trader at the Bukuru market, Mr Nasiru Yahaya, commended the NYSC for embarking on such exercise, saying it  would help diseases caused by  dirty environments.

Yahaya appealed to the NYSC to make the exercise a fortnightly event as it would be of great benefit to everyone.

Mr Lucky Onyebuchi, the Chairman of the  Traders Association, Gada Biu Market, said that the exercise was the first of its kind experienced in the market.

He commended the NYSC for putting such  an initiative in place as it would benefit the people and the environment at large.

The leader of the Gada-Biu Motor Park, Mr Mgbedike Nwogbo, appreciated the NYSC for embarking on the exercise.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the corps members swept and cleared wastes in the markets and at motor  parks.

The exercise took place at the Gada Biu Market and the  motorpark in Jos and in Bukuru Market in South Local Government areas of Plateau. (NAN)