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Osun Govt. Alerts Residents On Dangers Of Poor Waste Management

Osun Govt. Alerts Residents On Dangers Of Poor Waste Management
  • PublishedFebruary 25, 2022


Sodiq Yusuf

THE State Government of Osun has sounded a note of warning to residents of the state on the dangers associated with poor waste management in their domains.

Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Mr. Sola Oladepo, noted that if wastes are not properly managed, it can lead to serious environmental problems ranging from avoidable poor aesthetics, odour, diseases, flood and erosion as well as climate change, among others.

Oladepo disclosed this at the flag-off of the Youth and Women Empowerment Capacity Building Workshop on “Sound Waste Management” held in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday.

He further noted that the population projection of Nigeria in 2050 will be 400m, saying that waste generation and its attendant problems would have doubled, if concerted efforts are not made to tackle the menace.

The commissioner said: “As we all know; waste generation is an intrinsic part of our daily activities. Every living human being generate waste, in fact all living being will also become waste at the expiration of their individual’s life cycle.

“Waste generation through human activities is a function of population, urbanisation as well as social class. Our industries and commercial activities also contribute in no small measure to waste generation. In the world today, wastes are no longer considered as wastes, but resources that are wrongly located.”


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