BENIN CITY – Chairman, Edo State Committee on Environment, Comrade Muhktar Yusuf-Osagie has said that the committee was set up on July 30, 2014, with the aim of making Edo State clean in order to eradicate all forms of diseases.
Comrade Yusuf-Osagie said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, in Benin City, Mr. Haruna Idris.
He stated that the courtesy visit was to seek a synergy with law enforcement  agencies to assist the committee, as it would soon embark on the cleaning of the moat around the city.
Responding, the Commandant expressed joy that the state government set up such a vital committee to cleanse the state and pledged his full support and assistance to the committee.
He added that the government’s transformation programme was succeeding in the country and was happy at the development.
On the Chairman’s entourage were Mr. S.A. Ehimwenma, Deputy Director, Environmental Health; Dr. E.E. Osarhiemen, Chief Environmental Health Officer; Mr. Matthew Idemudia, Directorate of Media and Publicity; Mr. A.O. Abusomwan (JP); and Mr. Wesley Obasohan.