The Oyo State Government has announced the creation of an intervention committee that will monitor the evacuation of wastes and refuse in the State.
The Committee consists of management from Oyo State Waste Management Authority, the Ministry of Environment and some selected PSPs.
A statement released and signed by the Honourable Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Abiodun Oni, said the government will soon roll out a sustainable roadmap on waste management.
The Commissioner admitted that waste has taken over some parts of the State but assured citizens that efforts are on to tackle the challenges on the evacuation of solid wastes on major roads, medians, and other open spaces in no distance time.
The statement further added that the present administration led by his Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde is committed to listening to the demands of the citizens of the state. He also noted that Government is on top of this current situation.
“We are on top of this situation, so all hands must be on deck to participate actively towards ensuring that the environment is free of dirt”, he said.
“We are putting all efforts to deal with the challenges but we are asking residents and other stakeholders affected to play by the rules so as to accomplish a sustainable environment that will improve the social wellbeing of citizens in the state.”
The Commissioner further emphasized that as part of the civic responsibility of residents, other organizations, market leaders would be involved in restoring the environmental sanity in the state and also advocating for residents to desist from dumping refuse indiscriminately as violators would face its wrath.