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FG Bans Single Use Plastics In Ministries, Others

Written by on June 26, 2024

The Federal Government has banned single-use plastics in ministries, departments and agencies of government.

The Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Salako, stated this when he briefed journalists at the Presidential Villa after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Bola Tinubu in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

Salako said 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.

The minister said plastic waste often clogs drains and contributes to flooding, while also polluting the oceans and affecting human health and the environment.

The Lagos State Government had in January banned single-use plastics and Styrofoam in the state.

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