The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers on Sunday took its fight against open defecation, waste disposal and pollution to the Ilaje waterfront where it donated toilets and sensitised children.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NIEE donated toilets to Footprint of David Arts Foundation Ilaje, Bariga, which has a school attached to the facility, to commemorate World Environment Day.
NAN reports that the engineers also took paper presentations on WED from school children and three students of Bright Achievers Secondary School, Bariga clinched first, second and third positions and each received cash prizes.
Miss Blessing Ezenwekwe, a 14-year-old SS 1 student who came first, told NAN that she was happy being a winner and would always be an advocate for the protection of the environment.
Mr. Aduragbemi Apooyin and Miss Abigail Olla who are both SS 2 students, emerged second and third.
Lagos State chapter Chairman of NIEE, Mrs. Abiola Kosegbe, told NAN that the institution adopted the measures to tackle open defecation and other environmental issues.
“One of the issues we are concentrating on is the eradication of open defecation and that is why we have come to this area of Ilaje, Bariga, to donate the Water Closets to the Footprint of David Arts Foundation Ilaje, Bariga.”