By Asmau Ahmad
The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, has urged his counterpart in Education, Malam Adamu Adamu to implement resolution of 8th National Council on Environment.
The resolution was on establishment of Environmental Health Departments in tertiary institutions.
The minister made the appeal while presenting certificate of Decontamination/Disinfection of schools to the minister of education in Abuja.
He said the presentation of the certificate was to attesting to and declaring the safety and fitness of the school environments for habitation and meaningful learning.
He said that the establishment of the departments in the tertiary educational institutions across the country was to ensure professionalism in the discharge of environmental health and sanitation services.
Dr Abubakar also said that he was in the ministry to consolidate on the gains so far recorded in inter-ministerial collaboration between both ministries in the wake of the pandemic bedeviling the country.
According to him, as members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the two ministries are key in the prevention, containment and management of the coronavirus disease.
Responding, the Minister of Education said that the visit was a welcomed effort, adding that it showed effectiveness and commitment in the fight against the pandemic.
He commended the environment minister in ensuring that the school environments were decontaminated/disinfected, adding that it would help to protect the premises from various diseases.
“I want to thank the minister in his efforts, thank you for what you are doing to the schools and what you are also planing to do to prevent more spread of the virus in various schools.
Malam Adamu said that he would make sure that the certificate presented would be sent to schools.