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Nigeria Government ban Single-Use Plastics in all MDAs

Boom RadioNG | June 26, 2024

The Federal Government has announced the ban on single-use plastics in ministries, departments and agencies of government.

This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Salako while briefing reporters at the Presidential Villa after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Bola Tinubu in Abuja.

Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Salako

He said “If you look at the National Policy on Plastic Waste Management which was adopted in 2020, it envisages that by January 2025, some categories of plastics will be banned in Nigeria and most of them are single-use, plastic spoons, straws, pet bottles, water sachets and so on.

“What the Federal Government is doing is preparing the minds of Nigerians and leading by example,” the minister said.

The minister added that the ban aligned with the government’s commitment to tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, and plastic pollution which have become menacing challenges in the country as plastic waste often clogs drains and contributes to flooding, while also polluting the oceans and affecting human health and the environment.

Also, the Lagos, Oyo and Abia State Governments had earlier in the year banned single-use plastics and Styrofoam in their states.

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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