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Makinde declares state of emergency on waste management

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Personal Assistant to Oyo State Governor, Akeem Azeez (left); Governor Seyi Makinde; his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan and Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), during the emergency clearing of refuse in Ibadan… yesterday.

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has declared a state of emergency on refuse collection and waste management in the state.

The governor, who spoke at an extraordinary meeting held at the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan, yesterday, said that waste management had become a matter of emergency, which he said, would the business of all political appointees, the permanent secretaries and the workforce.

Makinde said that poor waste management could have wider implications on the state of health of individuals in the state, adding that if care is not taken, the health situation of people in the state may worsen.

He said: “I am sure that most of you must have gone through our state and have noticed that as far as our solid waste management is concerned, we are all living in the midst of filth basically.

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“Apart from these wastes being an eyesore, they also have wider implications as far as health is concerned because when you have a filthy environment, all kinds of health challenges will come in. .”

Meanwhile, the governor has nominated the immediate past Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Abdulwasi Musa, as Chairman of the Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission.

This was contained in a letter forwarded to the House, which was read by the Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin during plenary yesterday.

Other members of the five-man commission are Ojoawo Moses Adewuyi, Mrs. Eyinade Ladoye, Adekunle Iyanda and Ogundoke Hassan.

In another development, wife of the governor, Mrs. Tamunominini Makinde, has appealed to philanthropists and individuals in the state to partner with the Oyo State for the Control of AIDS (OYSACA) to fight Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) to the finish.

Mrs. Makinde stated this yesterday at a press conference to commemorate the 2019 World AIDS Day in Ibadan.


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