Friday 18th August, 2017
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Owerri residents seek improved environment management

Owerri residents seek improved environment management

Some residents of Ow­erri, Imo State capital have called for im­proved management of the environment to check the outbreak of diseases.
The residents in in­terviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday called on the state government to fu­migate the city periodically to reduce the infestation of mosquitoes.
They also called for the prompt and daily removal of waste in the city to en­sure a healthy environ­ment.
Mr Joe Iwuagwu, a land­lord in Ikenegbu, Owerri, said the infrequent dispos­al of wastes by the relevant agencies made it easier for mosquitoes to breed and infect people with malaria.
Iwuagwu also said wastes blocked drains in the area and created stag­nant water for mosquitoes to breed.
He appealed to the gov­ernment to arrange peri­odic fumigation of the city through the Imo Environ­mental Transformation Commission.
Iwuagwu said the resi­dents would willingly pay for such services.
Ngozi Anyanwu, also a resident, added that the use of stronger insecticides would better help in fight­ing mosquitoes.
Anyanwu said the use of regular insecticides had proved to be counter-pro­ductive in fighting mos­quitoes.

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