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NGO urges public participation in sanitation in Ketu LGA

11 March 2015, 08:59Abdulfatah Babatunde

Lagos - The Clean-up Nigeria Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Tuesday urged the public to support a sanitation project scheduled for Ketu in Agboyi-Ketu Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Mr Alex Akhigbe, the Coordinator of the NGO, made the call in an interview in Lagos.

According to him, the Cleanup Ketu is schedule to hold on Saturday, March 14.

Akhigbe said that the exercise is aimed at working towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) number seven, which is "Ensuring Environmental Sustainability".

He said the exercise, "Cleanup Ketu", would involve 500 volunteers, who have passion for the environment, to clean up the environment and create a changed attitude towards the environment.

"The Clean Up Nigeria Initiative is a project of Passion House International, a non profit social enterprise, with core focus on waste management, community-led sanitation and youth development.

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"This is borne out of the need to promote a cleaner and healthier environment and aimed at reducing the high rate of mortality.

"The event will create a platform for people to give back to the community as their personal social responsibility towards keeping the environment clean and green," he said.

Previous editions of the exercise were Cleanup Ajegunle in December 2010, Cleanup Mushin in March 2011, Cleanup Amukoko in June 2011 and Cleanup Surulere in June 2011.

Others are Cleanup Oshodi in December 2012, Project Clean and Recycle in December 2013, and Cleanup Makoko in June 2014.

Akhigbe said that a free medical check-up and Green Certificate would be given to all the volunteers after the exercise.

The Cleanup Ketu Project is in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Green Alliances, and the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). 


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