Enugu State House of Assembly has passed a bill that will make it an offence for anybody or organisation to paste posters and handbills on bus stops built in Enugu Capital Territory and major towns in the state when finally assented to by the executive.
Member representing Nkanu East Constituency, Hon. Paul Nnajifor, supported by thirteen others, moved the motion urging the state government through the Ministry of Environment to ban members of the public from defacing the bus stops with posters of any kind.
The motion also sought to mandate the Ministry of Environment, through the state Waste Management Authority, ESWAMA, Ministries of Gender Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, to clear the bus stops and all the roads in the metropolis of destitute and hawkers that constitute nuisance in the urban areas that make up the capital territory.
In the same vein, the motion sought the state government to direct the Ministry of Environment and agencies to monitor bus stops with a view to prosecuting offenders.
All the members spoke in favour of the motion before its passage except the member representing Udi North, Hon. Johnbull Nwagu who raised objection that the House would be ridiculed should the order be flouted, as a similar motion was raised during the 5th Assembly.
The Speaker, Hon. Edward Ubosi, overruled Nwagu’s objection saying that the import of the motion was to ensure the environmental cleanliness of the state, explaining that this time around, the law will be obeyed.
Meanwhile, the House has cleared a member of the Civil Service Commission nominee, Mr. Egbogu Eugene Ejike from Eha Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area to replace Mr. Nwanze Agu who died recently.

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