The Delta State Government says it has inaugurated the State Green Project to motivate residents to support the administration in its effort to keep the environment clean and healthy.

The Director General of the State Capital Territory Development Agency, Chief Patrick Ukah, stated this in Asaba, while addressing a gathering of participants at a roadshow to launch the campaign in the city.

Reports added that dignitaries and government functionaries accompanied personnel of the agency to clear up dirt along major roads and streets, as part of the sensitization drive.

The Deputy Governor, Monday Onyeme, who led the roadshow said aside the health benefits of the project, the sensitization walk was geared towards making the state conducive for business to encourage local and foreign investments.

Sir Onyeme added “With the issue of climate change, I urge every Deltan to ensure that his or her environment is clean, plant trees, and avoid dumping refuse in drains.”

The Director General of the State Capital Territory Development Agency Chief Patrick Ukah, observed the roadshow was focused on informing residents about the State Green Strategy, aimed at promoting a clean and healthy environment in Asaba and environs.

He explained that “The campaign is about people buying their dustbins, empty it correctly, and don’t put it in the drainage and always register.”

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The state commissioner for Environment Jamani Ejiro, noted the exercise was in accordance with the meaningful development component and the environmental sustainability policy of the administration.

A student, Ofoje Iwade, an apprentice, Udoka Chukwugasi and a lady EzeAnyagwu Glory, commented on the Green Delta project.

Iwade “Seeing the Governor picking dirt is actually a great challenge to us.”

Chukwugasi “It’s something you are supposed to do; to keep your environment clean.”

Glory “Talking to people one-on-one, planting some few trees, making sure that everywhere look neat.”

Other residents who spoke on the exercise lauded the initiative as a welcome development.