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Akwa Ibom shines, clinches ‘Cleanest State Year’s Award’

By Cornelius Essen, Abuja
03 December 2021   |   2:44 am
Cleanup Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation has announced Akwa Ibom the cleanest in the South-South geopolitical zone and in all the states of the federation

Cleanup Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation has announced Akwa Ibom the cleanest in the South-South geopolitical zone and in all the states of the federation, having won the trophy for the last four years.

National Coordinator, Prince Baba Owoh, who made this known at the public presentation of the State of the Nigeria Environment Report 2021 in Abuja, cited Ebonyi and Bauchi states as second and third respectively and Borno as the last.

Owoh also announced Abuja as the cleanest city with 79 per cent, followed by Uyo with 63 per cent. The third position went to Abakaliki with 52 per cent, while Jos city came forth and Lokoja as the last.

He stated that the cleanliness performance index rating of all States/Towns of the federation was carried out from December 2020 –November 2021) with the help of international partners, such as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), Canada, among others.

Similarly, the Coordinator explained, in observation of the global protocols on Covid-19, where restriction of movements and social distancing become the order of the day and in order to sustain the project landmarks credibility ratings, “we adopted the world’s highest satellite imaginary system.

Also, Henry Oche, a Training Consultant, in a presentation, gave the breakdown of states that won in each geopolitical zone, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ebonyi, Bauchi, FCT, and Kaduna states with various percentages.

Responding on Behalf Akwa Ibom State Environmental Protection and Waste Management Board, Prince A. Ikim showered encomium on Governor Udom Emmanuel for his passion, describing him as an environment-friendly governor.