By Israel Afolabi
The Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has charged the people of the state to take environmental sanitation serious in their various environments.
Ogbeni Aregbesola disclosed this on Wednesday during a town Hall meeting on sanitation held at the Local Government Service Commission State Secretariat Complex, Osogbo, State of Osun.
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Idowu Korede said, the town Hall meeting was to deliberate on how to improve sanitation in the state.
According to him, “We are planning with people of the state on sanitation which will be of benefit to both the people and government.
“We should all maintain cleanliness of our various communities for healthy living”, he added.
He said that the state government is taking good step to clean the nooks and crannies in the state and thereby saving property.
He urged every local government area in the state to consider maintaining clean environment in their domain as a big task.
He said, “The major aim of any local government should be sanitation because it helps good living”.
He advised market women and men to continue to clean their premises for good hygiene.
However, in his remark, General Manager, Osun Waste Management Agency (OWMA), Alhaji Ganiyu Oyeladun said that the meeting was called to deliberate on sanitation improvement in other to avoid cholera outbreak in the state.
According to him, “we want Osun to continue to progress on sanitations because the O’Clean family meeting involved everyone”.
“We need to do it from town to town and local government to local government” he added.
In his remark, the state commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Alimi Kolapo, urged the people to maintain cleanliness in their various environments.
He said, “Our people have neglected sanitation in various towns, now we all needs to resuscitate it again in the state”.
However, in their various contributions, all the stakeholders resolved that government should maintained its environmental policies and to continued to organise summit frequently.
They urged every citizen to comply with environment sanitation laws for good hygiene.
Meanwhile, the representative of Private Sector Partnership (PSP), Mr Adeniyi Babatunde commended the state government for its effort so far on sanitation and urged every citizen to continue to support the present administration. He advised the government to solicit law against illegal dumpsites across the state.