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Ekiti Residents Lauded for High Level of Compliance in This Month’s Sanitation Exercise

… as 60 violators of State Sanitation Laws are Apprehended.

Residents of Ekiti State have been commended for their high level of compliance in today’s environmental sanitation exercise.

The State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Erelu Tosin Aluko-Ajisafe made the assertion after monitoring the three-hour exercise in Ado-Ekiti.

The Commissioner, who was represented by the Director General of the Ekiti State Waste Management Authority, Mr. Olasunkanmi Onipede, highlighted the importance of proper waste disposal, urging residents of the Ekiti State Capital to properly utilize the “Dino bins” placed at strategic locations throughout the city for effective waste disposal.

She said the bins provide residents with convenient options for discarding waste, urging them to refrain from littering the road medians, drainages, and other unauthorized places with waste.

While commending the public’s participation in this month’s sanitation exercise, a cross-section of government officials and security personnel who monitored the exercise encouraged residents to maintain their commitment to environmental cleanliness at all times.

They stressed the importance of keeping drains and waterways clear of refuse and debris, especially as the rainy season approaches, emphasizing that this proactive approach aims to prevent flooding and associated hazards.

Officers and men of the Ekiti State Transport Management Agency (EKSTMA) were on the ground to enforce a “no movement order” during the sanitation exercise, ensuring minimal disruption during the sanitation.

The State Director of Environmental Health and Sanitation, Mr. Tunde Balogun, reminded residents of the State’s Environmental Health and Sanitation Laws, urging them to comply with these regulations and avoid inappropriate practices at all times.

About 60 individuals who violated the State Sanitation Laws were apprehended and subsequently prosecuted before Magistrate Olubunmi Bamidele in Ado Ekiti.

The high participation rate and focus on proper waste disposal during this month’s sanitation exercise are positive indicators of the growing environmental consciousness among Ekiti residents.

The State Government, through its various agencies, remains committed to providing resources and promoting responsible waste management practices to ensure a clean and healthy environment for all.

Posted in Ekiti State News Bulletin
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