Otti’s COS, others, Spearhead Clean-up Drive, Encourage Active Participation


The State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti has called on Abians to imbibe the culture of keeping the environment clean at all Times.

Governor Otti made the call while leading the Members of the Executive Council and other Appointees to participate in the month’s clean up exercise in some parts of Umuahia.

He said, the essence of leading members of his cabinet to take part in the exercise was to mobilize Abians on the need to clean their environment.

The Governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Pastor Caleb Ajagba while expressing joy that a lot of people participated in the exercise rated the exercise as a success as people identified with the clean up.

According to him, it was good to engage the people rather than harassing or coercing them, saying that, that is in line with the principle of inclusiveness of the Otti’s administration.

He, however, noted that going forward, there would be repercussions for defaulters of the exercise and reminded Abians that the task of rebuilding Abia State is a collective one.

In their remarks, the Commissioner for Environment and Urban Renewal, Mr. Philemon Ogbonna and his information and Culture counterpart, Prince Okey Kanu described the exercise as impressive, saying that it is part of keeping Abia clean.

They urged Abians to join hands with the administration of Dr. Alex Otti to achieve a sustained clean environment. They disclosed that going forward, every motor park or market that opens during the exercise would be sanctioned as it is not going to be business as usual.

Contributing, the General Manager, Abia State Environmental Protection Agency ASEPA, Mr. Ogbonnia Okereke noted that there has been remarkable improvement in refuse management since the inception of the Dr. Otti’s administration and assured that it would be sustained.

The exercise which took the government officials to Isigate, Aba Road, Owerri Road, Uzuakoli road, Azikiwe road, Adelabu Street among others witnessed impressive turn out.