ODSWMA goes tough on Akure Residents over indiscriminate dumping of waste

Apparently determined to stop Indiscriminate dumping of refuse and ensure total cleanliness across the state, the Ondo State Waste Management Authority (ODSWMA) has embarked on another one week aggressive public sensitization and enforcement within Akure metropolis, the Ondo state capital.

The sensitisation and enforcement team led by the General Manager of the Agency, Rev. (Mrs) Ayo Adeyemo who led her officials to move round the major markets and streets in Akure.

Rev. Adeyemo advised all residents of the state including markets men and women against improper waste disposal to achieve environmental cleanliness.

She frowned at indiscriminate waste dumping at roadsides, bus stops and other unauthorized spots around the state capital, saying such unhygienic practice threatens societal health.

The General Manager appealed to all and sundry to embrace proper hygiene to ensure healthy living.

The GM also cautioned the people against dumping of waste in the drainage system and along the river course, noting that such practice could cause flooding.

The exercise which started from Alagbaka axis down to state Secretariat Road in Akure also took the team to NEPA axis where residents and traders were intimated with proper dumping of refuse.

Rev. Adeyemo condemned untoward attitude of some residents to environmental sanitation, saying measures are in place to bring defaulters to book as government is determined to restore cleanliness to Akure, the state capital.

“Enough is enough. We don’t expect anybody to dump any waste on the road or any unauthorised place. Keep all your waste in your waste-bin. We also expect all offices to be kept clean. Make sure you procure a prescribed waste-bin and place it in a designated place and wait for evaluation.

“Enough is enough, cleanliness is next to Godliness and health is wealth. Your environment must be handled with care. You must see your environment as your next of kin. Don’t handle your environment with levity, be careful.

“We are saying no to indiscriminate dumping of waste. Let all of us keep our environment clean. Ondo state is a shining state, let us keep it shining. Contribute your own quota to make sure our environment is clean”, she stressed.

The exercise started on Monday is expected to end on Saturday.

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