The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Thursday sought partnership with the media on the effective implementation of environmental programmes for the country.
Director-General of NESREA, Prof. Aliyu Jauro, made the request in Abuja when he paid a courtesy call on the Managing Director of NAN, Mr Buki Ponle.
Jauro said that the partnership would help NESREA to achieve its mandate as well as ensure a healthier and cleaner environment in the country.
He said that part of the mandates of the agency was to ensure effective compliance with environmental policies and treaties, especially enforcement of laws.
According to Jauro, NESREA has carried out 70,000 compliance monitoring exercises in 6,500 facilities nationwide and had sanctioned about 108 facilities.
“So, to achieve our mandates, we developed a total of 33 environmental regulations cutting across all the sectors, we always go out to monitor and ensure compliance.