“Environmental hygiene is the key to healthy living”
As part of the activities to mark World Cleanup Day this year, a leading environmental nongovernmental organization based in Kaduna, the Center for Water and Environment Development (CWED) raised awareness among traders and businessmen and women in Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Central Market on how to keep their environment clean for healthy living.
Leading the awareness campaign, CWED Program Manager Doris Zakama said this year’s World Cleanup Day theme, “We are smart, we can keep the world clean,” is appropriate because a clean environment is essential in our daily life.
She said World Cleanup Day aims to raise awareness of the waste crisis by mobilizing all spheres of society to participate in cleanup actions.
Individuals, governments, businesses and organizations are all encouraged to participate in cleanups and find solutions to tackle poorly managed waste.
This is why CWED in its efforts to keep Kaduna / Nigeria clean is at the doorstep of Sheikh Gumi Market to mark the day and sensitize businessmen and women on the importance of sanitation and hygiene. .practice while they go about their daily activities ”.
She said things that can be done to help protect the earth include reducing, reusing, recycling, remelting, repairing materials that could be harmful to the system. “We need to cut down on what we throw away, volunteer to clean up your community, educate, choose a sustainable product. Buy wisely and plant a tree, ”she added.
Speaking on the occasion of World Cleanup Day, Malam Ismail Imam, Head of Health and Safety 11 of KMDMC who accompanied the CWED team during the awareness program congratulated the NGO for raising awareness among its members. tenants on the most important subject of cleaning their environment all the time.
Alhaji Sanusi Hussaini, who spoke on behalf of the men and women of the market and their association, assured that they will always ensure that their environment is clean at all times and that all waste is properly disposed of.
Our correspondent who covered the awareness program reports that large bins were seen located at strategic places for waste collection.