Sunday, May 16, 2021

Flood control and process of waste disposal to be strengthened in Ondo state



In a bid to curb flooding in Ondo state, the government is to procure two more amphibious excavators so that each Senatorial District will have one.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made the promise during a courtesy visit by the state’s waste managers, ZL Global Alliance, and officials of the Ministry of Environment.

Orange FM’s Olumide Adeluwoye reports that Governor Akeredolu assured that his administration will work hand in gloves with stakeholders to ensure that the waste management system is efficient.

The governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale said the state has enjoyed tremendous partnership with the waste managers since 2017 in ensuring cleaniness of the state.

He noted that the fight against Ebola, Lassa fever and flooding requires combined effort, hence all relevant MDAs must work together.

Arakunrin Akeredolu implored members of the public to adhere to the various cleanliness measures to ensure healthy living.

Earlier the ZL Global Alliance Consultant, Dr. Abiola Bashorun who commended the effort of the government at keeping the state clean appealed for similar passion to reduce flooding.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Mr. Akin Asaniyan and General Manager of the Waste Management Authority, Mrs Ayo Adeyemo said plans are on to sensitize all stakeholders for effective waste management.