By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State Government, has threatened to sanction members of the driver unions operating in the State over what it described as the lackadaisical attitude by the unions to the monthly sanitation law in the State.
The government also issued a serious warning to the commercial drivers and traders operating in the State in the State, saying that it will not hesitate to barn any unions, groups or association who may want to disobey the monthly exercise.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs Monisade Afuye, spoke at the weekend during the monthly sanitation exercise also pleaded with the security agencies to collaborate with the environmental officers for full enforcement of mandatory restriction for the three hours the programme is to last.
The Deputy Governor, who visited Ikole Ekiti West, East, Ajoni and Kajola Local Council Development Areas.
Said in a statement by her Media Assistant, Victor Ogunje, expressed regret that traders and commercial drivers in towns like Iworoko, Ifaki , Oye, Ayegbaju and Itapa, were operating in full swing, despite the 7-10am restriction announced by the government.
She commended the Chairmen of Ikole Local Government and the three LCDAs in the council, for enforcing compliance with the restriction order and ensured environmental cleanliness and hygiene.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget, Mr. Sesan Alabi, who accompanied Mrs Afuye on the enforcement tour, lamented that the level of compliance outside Ado Ekiti capital city was low and abysmal.
The Chairmen of Ajoni and Ikole West LCDAs, Hon Michael Ogungbemi and Mr. Kayode Ogunsakin, said the presence of the Deputy Governor and other top government functionaries makes the exercise more successful in the council.
They, however, called on the security agencies to be more involved in the enforcement of the monthly exercise to make it more participatory in the overall interest of the Ekiti residents.
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