Oyo Govt. Unveils New Waste Management System

Oyo state government has birthed a new waste management system that would ensure proper collection, disposal and management of waste in the state.

The state also has no plans to demolish buildings which have encroached on Awotan dumpsite. 

The Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Kehinde Ayoola revealed this during a town-hall meeting held with host Communities and residents of Awotan/Akufo in Ibadan on the heels of fears nursed that houses which encroached on the space of the dumpsite might be demolished.

The commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju said government has put in place, proper measures to upscale the solid waste management that would solve the problem of urban solid waste management in the state.  

He added that to achieve the largely private-sector driven system, Oyo State Government has brought on board a waste management and recycling company.

He noted that the company, with over 20 years’ experience in the environment sector would assist the state in reducing pollution at Ajakanga and Awotan dumpsites and manage Oyo state’s waste management system effectively.

Mr Ayoola called for co-operation in ending the menace caused by the dumpsite. 

Responding, the Osi Baale Awotan-Adaba, Chief Amusa Akangbe and the Chairman, Awotan-Araro-Akufo Community Association, Elder Ayoade Fajimi appreciated the state government for fulfilling its promises to bring development to Awotan community.

Iyabo Adebisi

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