Oyo State Government has reiterated its commitment to maintain cleanliness in all the nooks and crannies of the State to promote healthy living among citizens and make the State investment destination for corporate organisations.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Bimbo Kolade disclosed this during the weekly sanitation exercise and enlightenment campaign on total compliance to sanitation embarked upon by the state Task Force Environmental Committee in Ibadan.
Hon. Kolade admonished citizens to clean their environment and workplace especially during the mandatory hours dedicated by the Government in order to make the environment conducive and hygienic.
“It’s quite unfortunate that some people don’t attach importance to sanitation as expected considering number of shops locked in places visited today. We appeal to concerned citizens especially traders in various markets in the state to at all times partake in the exercise. Henceforth, Government will not take it light with individuals who failed to comply”
He enjoined traders in the State to disengage from street trading and ensure prompt evacuation of refuse in their neighbourhood to prevent unforseen circumstances.
Hon. Kolade, who directed for immediate evacuation of refuse on road path in Ojoo Market, called on leadership of various markets in the State to intensify efforts in ensuring active participation of members in the exercise to keep the market save and healthy .
In their separate remarks, the Chairman, Ibadan Food Stuffs Association, Bodija Market, Alawusa Adeyemo and Secretary, Moniya Butcher Association, Ibadan, Alhaji Yekeen Mustapha noted that necessary steps would be taken to raise performance level of traders in the markets in the mandatory weekly sanitation programme.
Places visited by the team were Basorun Market, Bodija Market and Agbowo. Others include Ojoo Market and Oja Agbe, Moniya, Ibadan.
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