The U.S. embassy in Lagos and the African Clean-up Initiative (ACI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Wednesday collaborated to clean-up Victoria Island to maintain its clean status.
Newsmen report that the quarterly event organised by the U.S. mission’s office was to sensitise residents of the area, especially foreign missions, on the need to maintain a healthy environment.
The Consul-General, Mrs Claire Pierangelo, who led staffs of the mission on the clean-up exercise said that the mission had the policy to maintain cleanliness.
Pierangelo, who was elated by the turnout of volunteers that ACI to aid the cleaning of the environment, said that Nigerian youths could achieve a clean environment in the country if mobilised.
The Director of ACI, Mr Alex Akingbe, said that since the inception of the organisation in 2010, it had been on the vanguard for a clean environment.
He also said that partnership with the U.S. mission is to pass a message of unity of purpose to other organisation and foreign missions stating that there is need to collaborate to ensure good environment.
According to him, the missions were being locked up to assist in recycling technology and facilities that will result in job creation for youths.
After removing the plastic wastes, other wastes are kept for state waste managers for proper disposal. The mission issued a certificate of participation to participants for their missionary and community service.