25 November 2020 By Philip Ichaba
In an effort to combat open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of refuse in motor parks, a non governmental organization has inaugurated a Park Environmental Monitoring Team.
The Executive Director of the Non-Governmental Organization, Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness, CESDA, Mr Olusola Babalola said the aim was to avert outbreak of diseases in motor parks.
The programme was kicked off by the sanitation of Jabi motor park, a campaign against open defecation and indiscriminate refuse dumps by the Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness in collaboration with National Union of Road Transport Workers.
The Executive Director of the NGO, Mr Olusola Babalola who expressed concern over the high rate of open defecation in motor parks in the FCT said twenty environmental marshals would be inducted to monitor and combat the menace in Jabi motor park.
Mr Babalola added that the organisation was also working with the Ministry of Environment to set up such programmes in other parks across the FCT.
The Head of Programmes CESDA, Mr Onyekachi Awalite explained that open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of refuse posed a threat to the environment and human health.
The Organising Secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, FCT Chapter, Mr Lawrence Fadipe said the union would ensure that its members monitor parks on daily basis to curb open defecation.
The theme of the event was, “Say No To Open Defecation”.