A young prospective and patriotic Nigerian lady Miss Somuvie Sonia, the Executive Director of Ecosmart Services has extended her passionate concerns to the devastating conditions of the Jabi Boat Club. She has therefore held a clean-up exercise as a personal project from her personal resources to reduce the waste in the waters and create awareness on the need to maintain a safe and clean water environment.
This initiative was birthed when she discovered how the lake was been polluted both by Passersby, sanitation workers, park visitors and local sellers who dump trash bags and empty their wastes in the water. She was aroused at the condition of the water bodies when she visited the Jabi Lake only to find a pond of plastic trash, with refuse dumped around and inside the water, creating futuristic problems both for fishermen and consumers of seafoods.
To her greatest surprise the 22nd Saturday February Cleanup exercise organized by Somuvie Sonia and her team through efforts of the local fishermen and the community head recorded an impressive turnout of participants who practically supported and joined the exercise.
The exercise which commenced at exactly 8:00am yesterday and lasted for about 2hours may have achieved a lot especially with reducing the waste and sensitizing people on why they should stop dumping refuse in the water. Speaking with Somuvie Sonia few minutes after the exercise, she expressed appreciation to everyone who extended their goodwill by participating in helping to cleanup the water environment.
She however noted that it wasn’t a one-day job, though resources may be limited but the exercise will be continued in due time. She remains one of the few passionate Nigerians who craves an undying interest in nature, the environment and especially the water bodies.