Youths in Edo State in the early hours of Saturday embarked on a state-wide clean-up exercise as part of events lined up for the inauguration of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for a second term in office.
The exercise which is being held simultanoeously across the state is coordinated by the chairmen of the 18 LGAs, the Ministry of Youths, the Edo State Waste Management Board and the Social Investment Office in the state.
In Benin City, the state capital, the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu led other top government officials to participate in the clean up exercise.
Some groups participating in the exercise include the Nigerian Red Cross and the Network of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria (NOCSON), among others.