NESREA to establish new field offices in states, tackles waste
The National Environmental Standards Regulations and Enforcement Agency, (NESREA) is to establish three new offices in Abia, Ogun and Adamawa states as a measure for proper environmental monitoring.
Director General of NESREA, Dr. Lawrence Anukam who stated this in Jalingo, explained that the decision would help to create awareness and help in addressing serious environmental issues before they get out of hand.
He said the agency is ready to work with the Taraba state government to deal with poor waste management practices deviling the state.
He explained that its mandate is to protect the environment and build partnership with stakeholders especially at state levels by establishing a field office, stressing that the agency would do its to sustain it.
Ankam said; “Additional three (3) new offices would be set up in Abia, Ogun and Adamawa. This is a veritable springboard for cooperation with state governments, particularly in the area of environmental protection”.
“We are very conscious of our responsibility to continue to create the enabling environment for economic growth in these states. We want governors to support us to achieve our objectives”.
He thanked the Agency’s Governing Council Chairman, former deputy governor of Oyo state, Iyiola Oladokun, Taraba State Commissioner for Environment, Mrs. Rebecca Manasseh, for their cooperation.
In a remark, the Taraba State Governor; Darius Dickson Ishaku, represented by, Secretary to the State Government, Anthony Jellason revealed that the state have been bedeviled with a lot of challenges ranging from soil erosion, flooding, desertification and solicited for help from NESREA.
He maintained that based on the environmental hazards, the state government saw the need to collaborate with NESREA to establish its presence in the state by curbing the various environmental menace especially waste management.
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