Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has banned the use of polythene bags and other relative products in the state.

He gave the order at the launch of the state Water, Sanitation and Hygiene policy implementation programme.

According to Ishaku, emphasis will be shifted from the use of non-degradable polythene and plastic materials to the use of biodegradable materials such as paper bags.

He also declared a ‘State of Emergency’ on the State’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and assured that the government will make potable water available to the people of the state.

The governor also launched the state’s WASH policy implementation programme and assured that the ongoing Jalingo primary water project will provide about 28 million litres per day.

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