FG Bans Single-use Plastics in Federal MDAs

June 26, 2024

The federal government has announced a ban on single-use plastics across all ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs).

Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Adekunle Salako, disclosed this to journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the State House in Abuja.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Salako emphasised that the ban aligned with the government’s broader plastic waste management strategy.

He said: “This initiative demonstrates our commitment to addressing the triple threat of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution”.

The minister highlighted the severity of plastic pollution in Nigeria, describing it as “a major issue in our country.”