Ondo state government has begun the process of ensuring the cleanliness of Akure the State capital with a view to returning it to its status as the cleanest state capital in Nigeria.
The initiative is being anchored by the special committee put in place by the state government which has swung into action by removing all illegal structures across the state capital.
Orange FM’s Sola Filani who went round the state capital to monitor the enforcement reports that
in the last few weeks Akure,the Ondo State capital has been a shadow of itself as indiscrimate dumping of refuse took over the streets, roadsides and other parts of the city.
To make issues worse, traffic congestion, illegal roadside trading have been discovered as enablers of the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
This prompted the governor, Arakunrin Oluwatotimi Akeredolu to set up a committee to oversee waste management and restore cleanliness to the state.
During a visit to some major areas of the city like Oba Adesida market, Adedeji market, Texaco, Araromi, Nepa among others, our crew observed there has been significant change in the areas since the commencement of the exercise.
At NEPA area, the task force, was seen removing all illegal structures from roadsides and Walkways.
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on special duties and strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale urged citizens to cooperate with the government as the policy is a continuous process.
Some business owners however gave divergent opinions on the revitalisation of the state capital.
Also, motorists who spoke with our crew in the metropolis expressed their delight on the policy.
The government has promised to continue the clean up exercise with an assurance to return the state to its cleanliness status.
It therefore vehicles all stakeholders to key into the initiative in the interest of everyone.