The Society for Planet and Prosperity a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Saturday began cleanup at Jabi Lake fishing area in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). Mr Oghenemere Orugbo, Executive Director of the organisation who supervised the exercise said that the aim was to create awareness on the dangers of living in a filthy environment.
Orugbo said that the operation was determined to rid the environment of heaps of refuse. He said the organisation wanted to ensure that people living in the area were free from contracting diseases, mosquito bite and other reptiles.
He said that the organisation decided to choose Jabi lake for the cleanup because it was the only lake in Abuja metropolis and the most popular location for fun-seekers in the FCT. Orugbo said the organisation was also planning to conduct a survey and documentary on air pollution by quarries within the FCT.
He added that the SPP would educate people on the dangers of tree cutting and several other climate change education and awareness campaigns for selected schools in the country. The executive director advised the government to collaborate with other relevant stakeholders for effective protection of the environment in the country.
He also urged residents to always ensure that the environment was clean and healthy to prevent sicknesses and diseases.