Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Ishaku announced the ban and the introduction of ‘paper bags’ while launching the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) policy in the state.
The governor also declared a ‘State of Emergency’ on the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, saying he would soon send an executive bill to the state House of Assembly to legalise the ban.
He lauded the development partners, USAID and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA), for their intervention in boosting water supply in the state.
He charged the state water supply agency to ensure constant maintenance of water pipes for better service delivery.
According to him, the state government had keyed into the WASH project as part of efforts to ensure the provision of potable water to the people of the state.
“Because of the passion my administration had on water supply, we have embarked on a N7…