The Federal Government has ordered banks and telecommunication companies to conduct environmental audits in their various domains in to safeguard the environment and reduce toxic waste from the organisations.
It said toxic waste from the affected organisations had been on the increase, and that a meeting was held in Lagos earlier this week, which had officials of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, banks and telecommunication companies.
The Director-General, NESREA, a Federal Government agency, Prof Aliyu Jauro, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking with our correspondent during the maiden edition of the National Environmental Compliance Award, organised by the organisation.
He said, “We met with operators in the telecommunications industry and banks. Both of these sectors impact the environment in the course of doing their business.