June 25, 2024

FG bans single-use plastics in federal MDAs

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, ABUJA

THE Federal Government on Tuesday, announced a ban on single-use plastics across all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs.

The Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Adekunle Salako, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Minister emphasized that the ban aligns with the government’s broader plastic waste management strategy.

According to him, “This initiative demonstrates our commitment to addressing the triple threat of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.”

The minister highlighted the severity of plastic pollution in Nigeria, describing it as “a major issue in our country”.

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