Osun Govt Warns Residents Against Bush Burning

By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo

Osun state government has warned the residents to desist from indiscriminate bush burning that has been the order of the day in the state, saying this will in no small measure minimised the risks associated with it economically and geographically.

The state Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Engr. Solagbade Oladepo gave the warning while fielding questions from newsmen in his office.

         According to him, the warning became imperative for the benefit of our dear state adding that, another method should be applied by the hunters and farmers for them to prepare themselves for another planting season instead of embarking on burning bushes on their farmlands that may lead to fire outbreaks.

The Commissioner said, “Predominantly, the inferno  we used to have during this period will be from bush burning and it spreads fast because of the dry weather”.

Oladepo noted that, in some cases, uncontrolled and indiscriminate bush burning has led to loss of property as well as lives and has serious effect on our economy

The Commissioner admonished the entire people of the state to clear bushes around their houses to prevent them from involving in any fire outbreak most especially when they are not around and someone sets the nearby bush on fire, the area would not be affected by the fire. 

He said, the state government would not relent in sensitising the general public on fire prevention and control measures.