Diseases: Engineers Urge Residents To Shun Dirty Environment

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From Owen Akenzua, Asaba 

Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers, Asaba chapter has urged citizens to always keep their environment clean to eradicate the risk of contracting diseases.

Chairman of Asaba chapter, Engr Johnson Ogana stated this during a sensitisation visit to traders at Midwifery Market, Okpanam Road, as part of efforts to create awareness on the importance of keeping their environment clean, as part of activities to mark this year’s World Environmental Day which is celebrated on June 5 each year.

The sensitisation visit was organised in collaboration with the Association of Professional Women Engineers, Asaba chapter.

Ogana told the traders that their environment is their future, adding that they should protect it at all times.

He reminded them that the food they eat and the water they drink are tied to the environment, reiterating that when it is dirty they could contract diseases from it.

Earlier, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr Francis Etafo, and the Chairman of the Association of Professional Women Engineers, APWEN, Asaba branch, Engr Magdalene Demesi said the World Environmental Day is a global event set aside by the United Nations to celebrate the environment.

They noted that their area of focus as engineers is environmental sustainability, stressing that most times, people take issues concerning the environment for granted.

In his remarks, Chairman of Midwifery Market, Dim Ikhe, represented by the Secretary, Deacon Jude Obokoh, restated that the traders must not wait for only Thursdays to carry out the cleaning of the market. 

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