The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Musa Ibrahim, has said that the state may, in the next sanitation exercise, compel a total shutdown of the state.
This is even 32 defaulters were arrested during the last Saturday environmental sanitation.
While inspecting the environmental sanitation for the month of February, Musa expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance from residents and motorists.
He, however, added that the state would stop at nothing in ensuring that 100% compliance is attained.
According to him: “It is no longer news that it is necessary to maintain a hygienic living, mostly these days that the world is battling how to eradicate endemic disease outbreaks including Lassa fever and Coronavirus.
“One of the measures in tackling these dreaded diseases is maintaining a hygienic environment. So as a government, we will not rest on our oars but put measures on ground that can prevent diseases, including Corona virus, Lassa fever and Malaria,” he said.
Some motorists and shop owners who defaulted the sanitation law, numbering 32 persons in Lafia metropolis were arrested by the environmental sanitation task force. They will soon be charged to court.
ExpressDay also reports that the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage, was seen monitoring the exercise along with members of his emirate council.