Embrace healthy living through clean environment — OSWMA Boss

By Kemi Olatunde


As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s international day on zero waste on Saturday, residents of Ondo State have been charged on the need to effectively manage their waste in order to have lesser waste to get to the landfill.

General Manager, Ondo State Waste Management Authority (OSWMA), Mr. Fola Omowole gave the charge while speaking with The Hope shortly after a brief monitoring of the state capital during the  March edition of environmental sanitation exercise.

According to him, waste should not be an issue if properly managed through waste sorting, waste buy bag and promotion of waste recycling.

He explained that with the international day on zero waste which is celebrated annually on March 30 and which coincided with the monthly sanitation exercise, it is important that residents embrace healthy living through maintenance of clean environment.

He noted that issue of waste management requires adequate sensitisation which according to him will help in limiting waste management challenges in the society.

The OSWMA boss stated that a lot of waste recycling has been going saying it is commendable adding that “it is targeted towards boosting the socio – economic status of our economy.”

While commending residents for their turnout to the exercise, he stressed the need for them to be environmental conscious and waste responsible so as to have lesser waste to deal with in the society.

Even though the sanitation exercise took place without the restriction of both human and vehicular movement, most residents took part in it while waste collectors were on ground to pack the generated waste.

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Major roads in Akure including Arakale and Oba Adesida  among others were monitored by the team.

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