The Delta State Ministry Of Environment,
ahead of schools resumption in the state has commenced the fumigation and disinfection of all the schools in the state.
Speaking to journalists at the commencement of the fumigation and disinfection exercise at the West End Mixed Secondary School in the state capital Asaba, the state Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Chris Onogba said as part of the proactive measures by the ministry and the Delta State government to avert the spread of disease and make the schools safe from reptiles and other insects when schools eventually resumes next week, the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has instructed that they should be fumigated and disinfected.
The commissioner who said that because of Covid-19 Pandemic schools where shutdown now that the children are about to go back to school, it is the duty of the state government to ensure their safety while learning and that is exactly what the ministry is carrying out.
Onogba who said that the exercise will go round the whole schools in the state as any school that was not fumigated will definitely not resume classes as instructed by the governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
Speaking further, Onogba revealed that his ministry had been doing a lot in the past few weeks to mitigate the effect of flooding in the state, by opening water canals and channels and also taking steps to mitigate the effect of the climate change.
He said that some of the rivers that the ministry is presently working on include the Anwai River, Orogodo River and the Iyabi River and will soon move to some flood prone coastal areas in the state.
Concluding that his ministry will continue to do its best to mitigate some of the state environmental issues as the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration is a proactive one.
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