Few weeks after being adjudged the safest state in Nigeria, Akwa Ibom under Governor Udom Emmanuel has emerged the cleanest state in the country.
The state was followed by Cross River, Abuja, Rivers and Niger as the five cleanest states in the country.
The revelations were contained in a report released Friday, in Abuja by Clean-Up Nigeria (CUN), an international non-governmental organisation.
On the other hand, Kogi, Osun, Nasarawa, Zamfara and Kebbi, have been named as the five dirtiest states in Nigeria.
Conversely, Akwa Ibom State came first with 78 percent, while Cross River, which, hitherto, was believed to be the cleanest state in Nigeria came second with 64 percent. Abuja came third with 58 percent, Rivers came fourth with 37 percent and Niger came fifth with 35.2 percent.
According to the details of the report, a research was carried out between October 2017 and October 2018.
In the report, Kogi and Osun States scored 11 percent out of 100, Nasarawa scored 12.2, while Zamfara came fourth with 14.2 percent. Kebbi came fifth with 14.2 percent.
The report noted that during the period under review, all the states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were visited by a team of environmental experts.
National Coordinator of CUN, Mr. Ene Baba Owoh, while addressing newsmen, said five performance indicators were used during the exercise. He said there was also a quarterly monitoring and evaluation in the entire states and zones of the federation.