Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Environment and Marine Transportation, Honourable Daniel Yingi, has called for greater concern for environmental sanitation in Delta State.
Honourable Yingi, in his remarks while playing host to the Delta State Chapter of Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria in his office in Asaba, said there was the need for stakeholders to be more committed to improving environmental health.
The former state legislator, who once chaired the House Committee on Environment, Oil and Gas, said experience had shown that environmental health officers were not doing enough to protect and sanitize the environment.
Honourable Yingi stated that it was the desire of the state government to make Delta the cleanest state in the country, maintaining that it was not difficult to achieve if stakeholders could show greater commitment.
The Special Adviser assured the delegation of his readiness to collaborate with the body and other similar associations in the state to change the narratives for the better.
He charged the association to reciprocate the state government’s commitment to enhancing the welfare of worker by putting in their best towards making the environment healthier for all.
Honourable Yingi stressed that keeping the environment and natural water ways clean should be prioritized, adding that public enlightenment on the need to embrace healthy living should be stepped up.
Also speaking, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment and member of the association, Comrade Samuel Nweke, extolled Honourable Yingi’s commitment to enhancing environmental sanitation in the state.
He promised a cordial working relationship in consonance with the programmes and policies of the state government.
The leader of the delegation, Mr Jeffrey Obadaya, had earlier in his remarks congratulated Honourable Daniel Yingi on his well deserved appointment as Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Marine transportation.
While pledging the support of the association for his office, the team leader urged Honourable Yingi to bring his wealth of experience as a former legislator and Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Oil and Gas to bear in the discharge of his duties.
He said the association was looking forward to a more robust relationship between the Office of the Special Adviser in the overall interest of environmental health practice in Delta State.