Oyo Govt Warns Residents Against Dumping Waste On Road Medians - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Oyo Govt Warns Residents Against Dumping Waste On Road Medians

Oyo State Government has strongly warned residents to stop dumping refuse on medians and road sides, vowing to punish any one caught in the act, inline with the provision of extant law. 

The State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abdulmojeed Mogbonjubola issued the warning  during his monitoring and inspection of waste management to checkmate the indiscriminate dumping  of waste on the major roads in the state 

 He says the Ministry has commenced the clearing and evacuation of bushes and waste dumped on major road Medians, as part of moves to ensure an environmental friendly state .

Mogbonjubola declared that the present administration was poised at ensuring a clean environment across the State. 

He however charged residents to collaborate with Government at achieving the noble feat, through environmental law compliance.

The Commissioner further warned residents, passersby, and maketers that henceforth, walkways, roadsides, highways would no longer be tolerated as trading zones. 

He declared that occupants of such areas should vacate, so the infrastructures can serve its purposes.

He educated that the road medians which had been ignorantly misconstrued for dumpsite, are deliberately, and purposely constructed for the safety of pedestrians to cross roads, the allowance of smoother traffic flow, the reduction of risks of head-on collisions, the enhancement of aesthetics and pleasant view of the road and environment at large.

In another dimension, the Commissioner reemphasized the commitment of the present administration towards make all public schools', conducive to learning. 

According to the Commissioner, all shanties, illegal structures and shops attached to school buildings would be removed at the expiration of deadline issued to the owners.

Mogbonjubola emphasized, that Oyo State Government, would not hesitate to sanction  individuals, corporate bodies and groups committing environmental infractions, irrespective of how highly placed. 

Areas monitored by the Commissioner include: Mokola-Dugbe-Ring Road, and Mokola -Sango-U.I-Ojoo axis within Ibadan, the state capital 

He clarified that the evacuation exercise would be carried out in all the zones in the State.

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