The Nigerian Conservation Foundation, NCF, has taken its environmental outreach to Ishaga area of Mushin, Lagos. The outreach which is the foundation’s major activity in the year involves cleaning of the surroundings, clearing of drainage and community sensitization.
The exercise was held under a project known as “Clean Our World” which is an initiative Oando Foundation initiative but funded by Sumitomo Chemicals, Japan.
Nigerian Conservation Foundation ,NCF, is the implementing partner.
The NCF team including staff members and volunteers came prepared with the necessary sanitation tools like rakes, spade, broom, cutlass and bags for storing gathered solid wastes.
They had landed at Ishaga Close Primary School, Ishaga Mushin , before coming to Seriki Street for the exercise. Residents of the street who were happy that their area was chosen for the exercise, participated actively in sanitising the surroundings.
Pupils of Ishaga Close Primary School and Islamic Model School were major stakeholders in the exercise.
Mushin which is among the most populated Local Government Areas in Lagos,is known to be challenged by issues related to waste management. Most gutters in the area are filthy as uncollected municipal wastes mostly nylon and plastic materials as well as disused items fill them.
NCF took advantage of the Thursday weekly sanitation exercise in Lagos State to sensitize the people on the importance of embracing sound sanitation culture.
The Ishaga Clean up exercise had the theme , “clearing of drainage/community sensitization, recycling awareness”