The Coordinator of NYSC in Ekiti, Mrs. Ngozi Chukwuka, on Saturday, decried the habit of littering the environment by some Nigerians not minding its adverse effects on people’s health.
Chukwuka made the remark at the inauguration of NYSC Monthly Sanitation programme in Ado-Ekiti.
She said, “There is need to sensitise citizens, irrespective of their social status, to desist from littering the environment.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and we must be patriotic and safeguard our environment by cleaning it at all times.”
The NYSC coordinator also stressed the need for a re-orientation of all Nigerians toward making the environment habitable.
She advised residents of the state to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse and restated the commitment of corps members and the NYSC staff to community service at all times.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NYSC staff and some selected corps members participated in the exercise as they cleaned the streets of Ado-Ekiti, markets and motor parks.
The NYSC sanitation coincided with the monthly sanitation exercise of the state government.