By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
Osun state government has said, it has declared zero tolerance for indiscriminate refuse dumping on the major streets in the state just as it said, anybody caught capable of truncating the efforts of the government in ensuring hygienic enviroment in the state will be dealt with accordingly.
The Acting General Manager, Osun Waste Management Agency, OWMA, Sanitarian Oyewole Fatai Oladosu gave the warning while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, the state capital.
According to him, the state government under the leadership of Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola has been working round the clock to ensure hygienic and conducive environment for its citizenry, adding that, the government at the beginning of the year has ordered the agency to put some refuse dumping vehicles that have been grounded back to the road so that there won’t be any refuse littered the major streets in the state.
Oyewole, noted that, the PSP contractors who have been allocated to their various clusters are also working assiduously in connection with the agreement signed with the state government, urging the citizens of the state to abide with environmental laws and regulations while they should always ensure clean environment.
His word, “Mr .governor has given us matching order that all the refuse vehicles that has been grounded to be immediately repaired and put them back to the road for the purpose of refuse collection, we are working round the clock in ensuring that this is achievable, governor has declared zero tolerance for waste disposal in the entire state”
“All markets within the metropolis and beyond have to pay for the refuse and other waste items dumps inside the vehicle as this is in accordance with Mr. Governor’s efforts at ensuring food safety that all markets should be paying for the disposal of their waste products, so he has directed all the Directors of Environmental department of all the local governments across the state to adhere to the food safety in all the markets at their different locations” he added.
Speaking on Thursday market environmental sanitation, Sanitarian Oyewole said, the policy is attitudinal, adding that, markets should be clean always because it’s where they use to sell the food we are eating.
“Thursday’s market cleaning is not for the traders or offices concerned to close their shops or offices but rather stay there, clean their environment only there should not be transaction of business during the period and whoever that our officers didn’t find in his or her shops cleaning the environment would be apprehended and fined accordingly”
“We want our people to cooperate with us in a bid to sanitised our environment, leaving in an hygienic environment will make us healthy hence enhance our capabilities in living a good and better life, so our people should cultivate the habit of leaving in an hygienic environment and be supportive to the present government in its bid to ensure our healthy living”