Episode 88 of the SERVICOM help desk Radio programme held on the 10th September 2019 and featured for the third time representatives of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) The National Coordinator /Chief Executive Officer of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli appreciated those rendering service as well as the Ordinary President and entire Brekete family.
A Director in the Inspection and Monitoring Department of NESREA Mrs Miranda Amachree led the team and was accompanied by Mr Sule Oyofo, Deputy Director Information and Mr Murtala Usman who represented the SERVICOM Focal Officer of the Agency.
Mrs Miranda said NESREA was set up to inspire personal and collective responsibility in building environmental consciousness adding that the Mission of the Agency is to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for all Nigerians.
According to her, “ we are set up to enforce all environmental laws, guidelines, standards, policies and regulations in Nigeria and International Conventions that Nigeria has ratified on Environmental matters, which is called Multi-lateral Environment Agreement”
She said the Agency has offices in 29 states of the Federation, where regulations on environmental issue are enforced such as proper treated of industrial wastes by industries as well as collection of wastes by manufacturers.
She said there were about 33 regulations that are enforced by the Agency, and noted that “everybody is an environmental watch dog, if you notice any industry that is not disposing their waste properly, report to NESREA. When you have noise pollution in your environment, you can call us also. We give noise metres to our staff to measure the level of noise and report to the office for necessary action”.
The Director further said that the amendment bill of the Agency has given power for NESREA to seal up any industry or outfit that causes environmental pollution before even going to court.