NESREA HAS DONE WELL IN TACKLING CHEMICAL ABUSE
The Director General of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Professor Aliyu Jauro says the Agency has done well in tackling the problem of chemical abuse in the country.
The DG disclosed this when he received a delegation from the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) who paid him a courtesy visit at the headquarters of the Agency Thursday, in Abuja.
The Delegation was led by the National President of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, Professor Sunday Olawale Okeniyi and comprised of National and Abuja chapter executives of the association.
Professor Jauro intimated the delegation with the efforts NESREA has made so far in checking chemical abuse in the country saying the Agency has made remarkable progress in that regard.
He said the control of chemicals became necessary due to the attendant risk posed by improper management of chemicals on humans and the environment.
The NESREA DG said, “Reactivation of the National Toxic Waste Dump Watch Programme, Controlling e-waste by putting in place a registration scheme for importers of electrical and electronics equipment, interception and repatriation of containers of e-waste imported into the country”, were some of the tools which NESREA has deployed in checking chemical abuse.
In his speech, the President of CSN, Professor Sunday Olawale Okeniyi described the appointment of Prof Jauro as a great choice by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
He said of Professor Jauro, a long standing member of CSN who has served the association as a member of the executive, “Your candour, nationalism, maturity and ability to make firm, fair and inclusive decisions have stood you out. Also your principled stance on discipline, accountability and truth have set the bar high and made you a shining example among your contemporaries in the field of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry.”