No fewer than 20 persons in Akure the Ondo state capital have been held by Ondo State waste managemanent Authority for flouting the monthly environmental sanitation law.
Orange FM’s Otobot Jim who visited some areas in Akure reports that some of them were seen roaming the streets while others were playing football including a taxi driver with passengers.
Immediately the commercial driver who was navigating the Oba Adesida road sighted officials of the waste management authority, he reversed while other violators ,took to their heels but were eventually apprehended by the officers who went after them.
They were later taken to the magistrate court,
ONDO road, Akure, to be sanctioned for disobeying laws guiding the exercise.
The Permanent secretary, ondo state waste management authority, Ajibola Ogidan who was represented by the director Monitoring, Ayo Adeyemo, led management team round town to inspect the level of compliance, lauded residents for participating and tasked them to continue to embrace cleanliness at all times.
He however frowned at the non chanllant attitude of some residents who are fond of engaging in other activities during the exercise , stressing that all hands must on deck to support government’s effort at keeping the state clean.
The Director, enforcement Adekunle olajunbu, appealed to them to ensure that the city is clean at all times towards attracting more people to the state and protecting their own health.
Mr Olajunbu who noted that it is embarrassing to always see the streets littered with waste, appealed to residents to always put dirt in containers and place them where waste collectors can access.
The monitoring team visited Oshinle, Ijoka, Arakale, FUTA Owo-Ilesha express way, among others where people complied.