WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2020: PROPER WASTE DISPOSAL KEY TO HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT -CG - Living Environment

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2020: PROPER WASTE DISPOSAL KEY TO HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT -CG


By Ada Achanya

The Conservator General of National Park Service, Dr. Ibrahim Musa Goni, has said that proper waste disposal was key to the environment.

He made this known in an interview  with Living Environment reporter Friday in Abuja  to celebrate  this year's World Environment Day in Nigeria.

He noted that healthy environment comprises of properly disposed wastes, observing some significant point through desirability and restrained from harmful  activities that are injuries to the environment.

This year's WED was hosted by Colombia in partnership with Germany, with a theme: Biodiversity, Time for Nature with a focus  on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that support life on earth and human development.

Dr. Goni said, " you live in a better world by observing some significant point through desirability of what you need through the produce of nature  and restrain self from harmful activities that will be injuries to the environment either through physical and natural environment."

He further said, Nigerians should avoid improper disposal of wastes especially plastic to avoid blockages of drain, "also open defecation contaminate our water and animals in the river.

"Wastes should be disposed properly either by inseminator or landfill by identifying  bucket holes on the land, refill the place with waste so that the area will be useful for agriculture and tree planting in the future," he said.

He further said, in his good will message that the pandemic has brought the whole world into a global village because all the responses from various countries are similar and its impact on Natural Park has brought to a standstill ecotourism activities, minimal wildlife trafficking. 

He however, called on Nigerians to key into President Buhari tree planting vision

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