NESREA warns Enugu residents against dumping refuse in drainage

October 08, 2012 18:00

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NESREA warns Enugu residents against dumping refuse in drainage

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NESREA

Enugu, Oct. 8, 2012 (NAN) The National Environmental Standards Regulations and Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has advised residents of Enugu town to desist from dumping refuse into public drainage.

 



The Enugu State Co-coordinator of the agency, Mr Ralph Nnam, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, on Monday.

 



Nnam said that the advice became necessary in view of the unfortunate flood disaster in different parts of the country.

 



Speaking at a road work on flood control, the coordinator said that the agency was trying to sensitise the people of Enugu to the need to ensure properly of their wastes.

 



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“The effect of dumping waste in the drainage is that the water that flow through it will block the drainage, causing flooding and damage to the road.

 



“Beyond that we have seen cases where flooding have taken over some homes even in this Enugu, even though Enugu is not along the costal lines yet due to the activities of people building on water ways; stuffing the drainage with waste; and allowing sand into the drainage.’’

 



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Nnam said the campaign was organised in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the state ministry of environment.

 



He said that the sensitisation was well received by the Enugu communities, adding that most residents were now conscious of the negative effect of flood.





Nnam said the road work was not a regular event, adding that it was organised to enlighten the people on how to forestall flood disaster. (NAN)

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