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Ekiti Restates Commitment to Ensuring Clean and Healthy Environment In All Parts of The State.

As part of concerted efforts towards promoting a cleaner and healthier environment as well as preventing flooding during the forthcoming raining season in the State Capital, a delegation from the State Government, comprising teams from the Bureau of Civic Orientation and Citizenship (BCOC) of Ekiti State and the Waste Management Authority (EKSWAMA), have paid Advocacy visits to the leadership of Ado Local Government and the three Local Councils Development Areas(LCDAs) in Ado-Ekiti.

Speaking during the Advocacy meetings held the Council Secretariats in Ado-Ekiti , the Director-General of the State Bureau of Civic Orientation and Citizenship (BCOC), Mrs Olawumi Famuyiwa noted that in view of the fact that the State had been identified in a recent Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) advisory as one of the States likely to be affected by flash flooding in 2024, there was need for massive public awareness campaigns to educate people on the appropriate use of the recently procured Dino Bins and proper waste disposal.

She called for greater collaborative efforts with Local councils in the State in the area of sensitization of citizens on the dangers of indiscriminate dumping of refuse in waterways, drainages, road kerbs and medians and other unauthorized places.

The Director General noted that the fora were also part of concerted efforts towards actualizing Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s visionary initiative of making all parts of the State to be clean and free of diseases.

Famuyiwa stressed that with proper collaboration and synergy, the task of keeping Ekiti clean and free from incessant floods was achievable

“We are open to collaboration and seek partnerships with Council Chairmen to conduct awareness campaigns that educate the public about their civic rights and responsibilities,” Mrs. Famuyiwa stated.

In his remarks the Director-General of Mr. Olasunkanmi Onipede of the State Waste Management Authority, provided valuable insights into the extensive efforts undertaken to ensure that the communities where Dino Bins are located derive maximum benefits from them.

He said the Waste Management Authority has been diligently working to ensure proper waste collection and disposal, thereby promoting a cleaner and healthier environment.

Mr. Onipede commended Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji for procuring an additional 20 Dino Bins, bringing the total number in Ado-Ekiti to 40 adding that this initiative allows people to dispose their wastes without littering the surroundings.

In a display of support for these initiatives, the Executive Chairman of Local Government,Hon. Bosun Osaloni, expressed the support of his council for the proposed sensitization programmes

He recognized the significance of promoting health and environmental cleanliness among residents and pledged to actively participate in raising awareness about the proper use of Dino Bins.

Chief Osaloni noted that substantial efforts have already been made towards maintaining environmental cleanliness, particularly in market places every Thursday and at the LCDA office every last Friday preceding the last Saturday of the environmental sanitation exercise.

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