Always Put Your Wastes In Bags- OGWAMA Asks Ogun Residents - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Always Put Your Wastes In Bags- OGWAMA Asks Ogun Residents

The Ogun State Waste Management Authority has asked residents to always bag and containerize their wastes for easy collection by the Waste Managers or private waste collectors PSP assigned to their areas, to ensure a clean and healthy environment in the state

Chiefs Executive Officer of OGWAMA who doubles as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment,Mr Ola Oresanya  made the call on Saturday while monitoring the June edition of the State Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise in Abeokuta

OGWAMA boss assured residents of the state of clean environment, despite the huge operational cost arising from unexpected hike in the  diesel  pump price  

Oresanya who commended residents for their impressive participation in the exercise,  affirmed OGWAMA determination to bequeath a clean environment to the residents 

Oresanya  noted that the last two months have been challenging for the Authority due to the unexpected rise in pump price of diesel which led to hike in operational cost of the Authority and that of the PSP and the  challenges at Saje Dumpsite in Abeokuta

According to him,  Abeokuta, the capital city is now clean due to  Day and Night Operations Gangs established to tackle the challenges.

Oresanya therefore urged residents to stop dumping wastes indiscriminately but bag and containerize them for easy collection by PSP at their doorstep 

While announcing that Medium Yellow Iron Waste Bins have been placed in strategic and traditional areas in Abeokuta that  cannot be easily accessed by waste collection vechicles (Compactors), he counselled residents of these  areas to make use of the bins instead of dumping on medians and roadsides.

Oresanya who harped on negative and health implications of improperly bagged and containerized wastes, called on  residents of the state in general to join hands with OGWAMA to achieve its aim of  bequeathing a cleaner environment to the people of the state now and in distant future 

For the recaltriant ones, Oresanya revealed that the Compliant and Enforcement Department of the Authority is fully empowered to enforce the state Environmental Laws adding that those who ran foul of laws were made to face various forms of community services.

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