Youths in Adamawa State have been sensitized on the importance of clean environment in achieving a disease free society.
At a community cleanup project tagged #ProjectCleanUpYola, youths from various works of life, including Corp Members were gathered to fix the environmental degradation in Nassarawo-Borehole Community.
The project centred on 2019 United Nation Envrionmental Day theme, “Beat Air Pollution” was largely supported by residents of the community, who came out in their numbers to assist in the cleanup process.
According to the convener of the project, Jegede Joseph ” Besides being an eyesore, litters disrupt the ecosystem of our environment, attracting insects and rodents that can carry diseases. This can become more harmful during raining season like last Choleara Outbreak in Mubi”
He further stated that ” The cleanup project would have a long term positive effect on the community, since they have also be trained on the best way to manage and recycle their waste”
Members of the host community was also briefed on the best global practices on waste management with emphasis on recycling and air pollution.
The spokeperson for Nassarawo Borehole Community Youths explained that ” Relevant authorites need to come to the rescue of the community before an epidemic erupts, due to the infrasturcal decay of drainages within the community”
Other members of the community expressed concerns on th cleanup asking for more government interventions within the community.
With the cleanup and the sensitization, youths of the Nassarawo Borehole Community can boast of better ways to maintain their environment to combat diseases.