Environment

Refuse on Streets: Gov. Makinde Wields Big Stick, Suspends Waste Board

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has suspended the board of the Oyo State Waste Management Authority, OYWMA over failure to effectively carry out its waste management responsibility.

He disclosed during an interactive session marking the nation’s 60th Independence at a media house in Ibadan.

The governor stated that the suspension became necessary due to refuse which littered the medians, streets, and roads in Oyo State.

 According to the governor, the state government spends #37 million monthly to manage waste contractors and evacuators towards clearing refuse off the street.

Governor Makinde said government has set up an Ad-hoc committee to take over the responsibility of collecting and managing waste generated in the state with the provision of skip bins at specific locations across the state pending the time the board of Oyo State Waste Management Authority, (OYWMA) would correct its wrongs.

Governor Makinde appealed to residents of the state whose action and inaction of the state’s Waste Management Authority (OYWMA) has affected for the past one month to bear with the government and expect changes soonest.

Iyabo Adebisi

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