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The state's commissioner for environment Mr Ogodo Ali Nome weighs in on environmental standards.

The state's commissioner for environment,Mr Ogodo Ali Nome threatened to sanction any landlord who failed to install water closet systems in their houses,in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki on Wednesday.
The decision was to ensure healthy living, discourage open defecation and safe environment for residents of the state capital explained Mr. Nome.
"We believe that between now and Wednesday those who don't have toilets in their houses must have completed them because that is the only way people contract cholera and other diseases",he said. Government had concluded the first phrase of it's waste clearance project in the state said it's commissioner.
The second phase has commenced adding that no waste dump would be allowed to last fie 24 hours in and around the state.The state had waste dumps that hadn't been cleared for 7 years regretted Nome and ministry has deployed trucks to clear the waste.
Not only will the activities of the ministry be limited to urban areas alone but will be extended to rural areas and senatorial zones."I believe no refuse dumps will last more than 24hours in the capital. We have cleared the 1st mess in Abakaliki",he said.
They were using 13 trucks for waste disposal and on Thursday 16th of July,they were to move from Abakaliki to Ezzangbo,one of the towns close to the capital and by Tuesday 21st July, they will move to Afikpo area to clear all refuse dumps.
"I must tell you that the present administration is determined to make Abakaliki one of the cleanest cities in the country.The government has repaired the market roads and are in good condition now.When I visited the place this morning,I discovered that people are still trading on the roads,so we will deploy our men to the market to start enforcing the law",he said.

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