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Governor Seyi Makinde Suspends Monthly Sanitation Exercise Indefinitely In Oyo

Governor Makinde has announced the suspension of the last Saturday of the month environmental sanitation.

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has suspended indefinitely the month environmental sanitation exercise and restriction of movement during the period in the state.

Governor Seyi Makinde Suspends Monthly Sanitation Exercise Indefinitely In Oyo 1

The sanitation exercise which takes place between 7 am and 10 am of every last Saturday of the month, was introduced over 20 years ago by the then military government to inculcate in the populace the culture of cleanliness.

The State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Dr Idowu Oyeleke, made the announcement on Wednesday in Ibadan during the introduction of the daily cleaning exercise by his ministry.

Oyeleke said that daily cleaning of the environment by all residents of the state will now be emphasised towards achieving a clean and green environment.

“The state government has indefinitely suspended the monthly exercise and restriction of vehicular and human movement during the period.

“However, the environmental taskforce will be going around to ensure compliance and adherence to all environmental laws and regulations of the state,” he said.

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Therefore, he enjoined all residents in the state to ensure daily cleaning of their environment, especially drainage channels and other open spaces to avert the outbreak of diseases and cases of flooding.

He said that failure to comply with the directive on daily cleaning exercise would attract sanctions against offenders.

“It is imperative to implore residents in the state to take the daily sanitation exercise seriously, for a healthy environment is a function of a wealthy society,” Oyeleke said.

He reassured the people of the government’s commitment and determination to attain a sustainable clean and green environment. (NAN)

 

KanyiDaily had reported how Ekiti Deputy Governor caught some residents who were drinking local gin known as “ogogoro” at motor parks during the environmental sanitation exercise.

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