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Expose ineffective waste  collectors-Perm Sec

Expose ineffective waste  collectors-Perm Sec

By Kemi Olatunde
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Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Waste Management Authority, Mrs. Bola Akinyanmi has called on the citizens of the state to expose waste collectors who have been ineffective in their duty just as she called on them to apply for Private Sector Partnership (PSP) in waste collection which is ongoing.

This, according to her will give room to replacement of defaulting PSPs who are not willing to be effective in their operation.

Akinyanmi made the call while inspecting some selected locations during the July edition of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise last Saturday in Akure.

She explained that it is unacceptable for waste collectors to default in their duty, noting that government is ready to replace those who are not up and doing.

While calling on citizens to embrace proper containerisation of waste and also maintain clean environment in order to have a healthy society. She stated that it is important that people reside in environment devoid of breeding sickness, noting that the culture of using hygienic dustbin should be imbibed by all.

While frowning at the attitude of some residents who scatter their wastes on the main road thus making it difficult for waste collectors to effectively do their job, she hinted that culprits will soon be made to face the wrath of the law.

Akinyanmi, who commended the people for taking part in the exercise, noted that people violated the sanitation law, saying “some people stayed indoors not necessarily cleaning their environment as we found some environment dirty with unkempt drainage.”

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However, she reiterated government’s resolve to acquire properties which have been constituting environmental nuisance in the society.

Also speaking with The Hope, Director,  Enlightenment and Enforcement, Waste Management Authority, Rev(Mrs.) Ayo Adeyemo frowned at the rate at which people dump their wastes into the drainages, noting that lack of proper containerisation of waste is becoming a major issue.

While calling on the people to pay for the services of PSPs, she rated high the level of compliance in the state.

Some of the places visited include Igbatoro dump site, Ondo road, Oshinle/Solagbade, Custom and Danjuma area all in Akure, the state capital to mention a few.

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