Girei (Adamawa) – The Adamawa Government on Sunday expressed concerns about the continuous presence of stray animals in Yola and environs.
The Commissioner for Environment, Mrs Arziki Sawa, made this known during a sensitisation tour in Girei Local Government Area of the state.
Sawa said government had imposed N5, 000 fine on owners of any animal found straying on major streets.
She said the measure was part of government’s efforts toward enforcing sanitation laws in the state.
The commissioner said that government was sending environment officers as part of its stray animal control policy to put an end to the problem.
“The state government has directed the environmental task force to prosecute residences, who do not keep their surroundings clean,’’ she said.
She urged residents of the state to join hands with the ministry to rid the state of stray animals.
Sawa also urged the local government chairmen to constitute sanitation committees in each of the ward to monitor and supervise the weekly sanitation exercise in their respective areas.
According to her, the ministry has created dump sites within and outside the state capital for easy evacuation of the refuse by the sanitation officials. (NAN)