….As Govt Plans To Promote Waste Management
The Osun State Government has sent a warning note to the residents of the state who engage in environmental laws violation.
The government warned them to desist from dumping refuse on the media of the road.
The Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Sola Oladepo gave tge warning while addressing Private Sector Partners (PSP) service providers on refuse collection and waste management, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Oladepo said that the state government will soon establish an enforcement agency that will assist in the implementation of government policies and programmes aimed at promoting waste management.
He said there is the need for the people of the state to change their attitude to indiscriminate dumping of refuse, defacing the beauty of the state and causing health hazard to the general populace.
He encouraged them to cultivate the habit of cleanliness, which according to him is next to godliness.
He described the government of Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a unique and pragmatic administration that will ensure all within its reach to see to neatness of the state for the betterment of the people.
According to him, the state governor recently released funds for the repairs of waste disposal trucks that are now back on the road and operational.
He said government is considering the possibility of putting up a scheme that will assist PSP to access facilities that will ease the problem of mobility of the waste disposal by the PSP operators.
In his comment, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Rufus Oyegbile asserted that the state government will do all within its best to provide necessary equipment and enabling environment required for the PSP operators working in the state.
Earlier, the spokesperson of the PSP operators in the state, Mr Salmon Akano called on the government to put in place functional waste disposal trucks that would make their works easy.
He also highlighted some challenges facing the group in the dispense of their duties as unwillingness to pay for services rendered by the people, lack of enforcement laws on environmental sanitation and called for more dumping sites in the state.
Present at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Temitope Oladele, General Manager of Osun State Waste Management Agency (OWMA), Mr. Femi Ogunbanwo, chairman of the PSP operators, Hon. Waheed Olawale among others
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