The African Cleanup Initiative (ACI) has said its Green Independence Cleanup would hold on Saturday in 59 communities across the country to celebrate Nigeria’s independence anniversary.
ACI Chief Environmental Officer, Alexander Akhigbe, said in Lagos that the initiative would join hands with individuals and organisations with passion for the nation in the free clean up exercise.
” Our mission as an organisation is to raise environmentally responsible citizens across Africa.
Green Independence Cleanup is a way of bringing like minds together to advocate and to sensitise the people on why we should all give back when it comes to environmental sustainability,” Akhigbe
He also said that if care is not taken, it would get to a stage where people would be picking plastic instead of fish in the ocean, adding that the Green Independence Cleanup would also involve children.
Akhigbe said that the organisation would recover plastics from waterways and hand them over to recycling firms free of charge.
Also speaking, ACI Operations Manager, Blessing Martins, said Green Independence Cleanup was aimed at enlightening Nigerians on the act of volunteering and community service.
The Project Manager of ACI, Mr Munnir Adams, said that the Green Independence Cleanup would take place in 59 communities across the country such as Calabar, Bauchi, Lagos, Rivers, Kaduna, Jigawa, Lagos and Abuja.
He explained that ACI was looking at 50 volunteers in each location who were ready to make impact in all the above mentioned states.
Adams urged Nigerians to collaborate with ACI to participate in the national Green Independence Cleanup to support the government in making the environment cleaner and healthier for Nigerians.