The District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Rotarian Ifeyinwa Ejezie has said that the enormous responsibility to make the earth safer and more resourceful is in the hands of everyone, not just the government.
This was at the event to observe the 2023 World Cleanup Day organized by the District at Ojuelegba, Lagos on Saturday.
In declaring open the activities to mark the day, Rotarian Ifeyinwa Ejezie, reiterated the importance of environmental cleanup, saying; “the exercise will promote a better human health and improve the environment’s socio-economic values.
The environment is our home, if the environment is not healthy, we will not be healthy either. More importantly, cleaning the environment is the key to the existence and survival of life on earth.”
World Cleanup Day: “We Owe The Earth Responsibilities To Make It Safer” – DG Rotary Club 9110
Eulogizing Lagos State Government for its contributions and efforts in ensuring a cleaner Lagos, Ejezie said; “Lagos State government is trying its best in ensuring a better and cleaner environment and the Government over the years have put much efforts and resources in this regard which are visibly yielding results in many areas, however, the government cannot do it alone, people must also know that they have to play vital roles in keeping the environment safe and cleaner.
We owe the earth great responsibilities to make it better. We need to know that it is not proper to throw away waste indiscriminately, we should know that we have to be throwing away trash in the proper bins to keep our surroundings clean.
We must also understand how to reuse and recycle materials to reduce waste and pollution.”
Also in her remarks at the event, the Chair, Support the Environment Committee 2023-24, Rotarian Delight Sunday-Anicho, said the event is “mainly advocacy to get people to change their minds about how they deal with the environment which normally causes adverse effect, and the possibility of converting their waste to wealth.
Earth is our home let us protect it, earth is irreplaceable, let us cherish it. Do not block the drains with waste. It is our collective responsibilities and duties to prevent flooding and other environmental hazards.”
Rotary International District 9110 comprises all the Rotary Clubs in both Lagos and Ogun State.
This year World Cleanup Day’s theme is “Let’s Do It World”, for managing solid waste and cleaning up litter from forests, rivers, streets, and beaches.
World Cleanup Day unites millions of volunteers, governments, and organizations in 197 countries and territories, to tackle the global waste crisis and to help create a new, more sustainable world.
This year’s event of Rotary International District 9110 World Cleanup Day was supported by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), and the Nigeria Police Force, among others.
The activities of the day saw Rotarians in their large numbers cleaning the streets of Ojuelegba to Tejuosho Market areas in Lagos.
BY IYABO AINA
Publisher Of News Rain Nigeria