Ogun Assembly Tasks Environment Ministry To Improve On Waste Collections, Ecological Issues - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Ogun Assembly Tasks Environment Ministry To Improve On Waste Collections, Ecological Issues

Ogun State Housenof Assembly has stressed the need for a more coordinated and safe environment, tasking the State  Ministry of Environment to put in place measures to improve on its flood and erosion control and address indiscriminate dumping of refuse across the State.

The State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation members led by Hon. Musefiu Lamidi, gave the task while the State Commissioner for Environment, Ola Oresanya led the team from the Ministry and related agencies in the sector to defend the Ministry's 2024 budget proposal at the ongoing session at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The lawmakers who outlined the various communities in their constituencies where flooding and indiscriminate dumping of refuse by individuals and industrial organizations had caused environmental havoc, admonished the Ministry to consider ensuring strict adherence to environmental polices, while embarking on more enforcement drive across the three Senatorial Districts of the State. 

They implored the Ministry to ensure  holistic implementation of its 2024 budget proposal when passed by the Assembly and assented to by Governor Dapo Abiodun to address erosion prone challenge being faced by the rural communities in the State.

Responding, the Commissioner noted that the Ministry had embarked on impact assessment of some affected areas across the State in conjunction with some State and Federal Agencies, adding that the Ministry would continue to pursue diligently, its core mandate of making the environment clean and safe for all.

Other agencies that defended their budget proposals before the State lawmakers included the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, its Transport counterpart and the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement  Agency (TRACE)

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