Oyo threatens to reprimand environmental saboteurs
Oyo State Government has said it would henceforth wield the big stick of the law against saboteurs of environmental exercises in the state.
The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Rt. Hon. Kehinde Ayoola stated this, yesterday, while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Ibadan.
Speaking to some traders, the Commissioner said: “Oyo State Government is putting in so much to ensure that our environment is clean, and we would not tolerate any form of sabotage against this process. Enough is enough”.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju, he said the state government was taking proactive steps to stop unhealthy waste disposal in the state through revamping some dumpsites.
Appealing to residents, especially traders to cooperate with the state government, the Commissioner said: “We appeal to our people to please co-operate with the Engr. Seyi Makinde-led administration. We have transited into a new waste management era, and we would start experiencing community-based waste management system, which involves them playing their roles during sanitation exercises like this.”
Ayoola promised that the state government would take, the business of enforcement seriously, saying the exercise would be extended to other parts of the state, in due course.