Mr. Obi Nwankwo, Anambra Commissioner for Environment, has called on residents to take full ownership of the environment and help fight emerging environmental challenges across the state.
Nwankwo who made the call on Monday in Awka said that clearing of wastes around the neighborhood is very important to ensure healthy environment
Nwankwo urged the people not to wait to be chased around before doing the right thing, noting.
Nwankwo said the ministry and Anambra State Waste Management Authority had deployed special clean-up teams across the three senatorial districts to desilt blocked drainages.
He also said that they were clearing wastes and sensitising residents on the importance of keeping the environment clean.
Nwankwo expressed the hoped that the exercise would be maintained on regular basis, while reminding residents that the campaign involved everyone in the state.
He said that the ministry could not succeed in the mandate of making Anambra one of the cleanest states in the country, if the people failed to care for their environments.He then urged them to take cleaning of the environments seriously.