By Mariam Adams

As work intensifies on sanitation activities in Kogi State, residents have commended the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo for placing priority in ensuring a clean and healthy environment for Kogites.

The exercise, which has been ongoing since the assumption of duty of the Commissioner for Environment and Ecological Management, Engr. Joseph Oluwasegun Stephen, upon completion will draw in investors and accelerate economic and social development, which is in line with the ododo’s led administration’s promises to improve infrastructure and drive urban renewal in the state.

The Commissioner maintained that the achievements of a healthy and sustainable environment in kogi state is a priority for the presence administration stressing that the vision for kogi state is creating a livable environment free from air, water and land pollution.

While commending the Governor, A resident Mr. Oguma Haruna said; “Before now, when rain intensifies we experience blockage in our waterways due to improper waste disposal in the drainages but with the progress of work done from Kpata down to International market, the drainages have been distilled allowing for free flow of water there by preventing issues relating to bad road network, pollution and flooding”

He restated his willingness to work with the Commissioner in his quest to creating an enabling environment for Kogi State

Mrs Comfort Abale, a Fish Seller along Kpata road expressed appreciation to the state government for the sanitation exercise.

She said; “We thank God for the ododo’s led administration, we thank God for the Commissioner for Environment, work is going on smoothly, lokoja is wearing a new look and we are happy”

Another trader, Safiya Usman spoke on the commitment of the commissioner in overseeing the sanitation exercise.

she said; “I have not seen a leader with such exemplary traits, he is here on a daily basis burning through hours ensuring that job is been done effectively. It is obvious from his dedication to work that he is not out to play”

She went on to say that the commissioner is the best person for the job because of his commitment to maintaining a clean environment which is essential for the state cleanup.

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