The Executive Chairman of Delta State Waste Management Board, Hon. Emmanuel Chinye, has mentioned the excellent state of environmental cleanliness during the just-concluded National Sports Festival, tagged Delta 2022.
He said that it was due to the sustained consciousness of its mandate, which saw the board replicating past successes, by going all out to provide a waste-free environment amidst a melting pot of business and general human activities.
“Prior to the commencement of the National Sports Festival here in Delta State, a lot was put on ground as it concerned our mandate as the Waste Management Board. This is in ensuring the existence of a clean environment so that the games will be an enjoyable and successful one.
“Before now, we have been working, but during the National Sports Festival, we put in extra efforts in our commitment to sustain the pre-existing environmental cleanliness in Delta State. Due to our performance, you can testify to the existence of a clean environment throughout the duration of the National Sports Festival, Delta 2022.
In totality, we were committed to a waste-free environment in more than 15 centres, apart from the Delta State Capital Territory, comprising the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Lander Brothers’ Anchorage, Golf Course, Event Centre and some major schools; there was also the Jay Jay Okocha Stadium in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku, among others.
In all of these venues, we were committed to upholding the standards of a clean and hygienic environment through efficient waste management in line with our mandate,” Hon. Chinye said.
It was also observed that mobile toilets and assorted facilities for waste collection were strategically placed across various venues during the sporting fiesta.
A sports enthusiast, Mr. Paul Osemeke, said he was not surprised that no matter the volume of human activities the previous day, by the next morning, the environment is already looking clean as if nothing happened in the previous day.