Residents of Lokoja metropolis have been warned against indescriminate dumping of refuse to avoid pollution and other environmental hazards.
Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Chief Victor Adewale Omofaiye gave the warning in Lokoja yesterday shortly after embarking on assessment tour of various dump sites in the state capital.
Mr Omofaiye who explained that there has been a steady development in waste management since year twenty fifteen, urged the people to cooperate with government to ensure serene environment.
He disclosed that the monthly sanitation exercise will commence by month end saying the ministry would embark on sensitisation of the people on sanitation laws.
Hon. Omofaiye also directed the beggars within the state capital to relocate to Old market.
While commending the companies offering cleaning services, the Commissioner promised to look into the internal problems that bothers on their welfare.
Similarly, in her remark, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Hannah Odiyo, said the assessment tour was to have an overview on sanitation situation in the state and to look into areas that can be improved upon.
Areas visited includes; Kabawa, New Market, Sarki-Norma,Paparanda Square, Catonment Bridge, Cenema Junction, Ganaja Village, Phase one and army signal.