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Makinde Commissions Awotan Landfill Project

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has commissioned the Awotan Landfill Project and also unveiled the Clean and Green Waste Trucks to improve environmental and social well-being of residents of the state.

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (second left); Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun (second right); Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Lateef Oyeleke (right) and the Project Consultant, Idowu Salawu during the Official commissioning of Awotan Landfill and Unveiling of Clean and Green Waste Trucks held at Apete Awotan Akufo road, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo State Government.

Speaking at the official commissioning of the Awotan Landfill and unveiling of Clean and Green Waste Trucks, held at the Awotan Landfill, Akufo Road, Awotan, Ibadan, Governor Makinde said the project would provide job opportunities for self-reliance to 3,000 residents of the community.

He also pledged to fix the Awotan Health Centre for the community to have access to qualitative healthcare delivery.

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (middle); Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun (left); Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Lateef Oyeleke (second right); Chairman, Oyo State Waste Management Agency, Seun Adelore (right) and the Project Consultant, Idowu Salawu during the Official commissioning of Awotan Landfill and Unveiling of Clean and Green Waste Trucks held at Apete Awotan Akufo road, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo State Government.

The governor lauded the immense contribution of late former Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Kehinde Ayoola, and the present Commissioner, Dr Idowu Oyeleke in making the project a reality.

Governor Makinde maintained that the success of the landfill project has led to the creation of massive job opportunities as according to him, 500 private companies have been registered for refuse collection, with each of them expected to recruit at least six people including drivers and refuse packers. 

Earlier, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Dr Idowu Oyeleke said the landfill project was a crucial part of the broad plan to reposition Oyo State, especially the state capital, Ibadan as a sustainable and ideal metropolitan city free from dirt and filth. 

Dr Oyeleke appealed to all house owners and facility owners, either private, commercial or industrial in Oyo State to complement the effort of the state government by promptly paying waste bills in order to achieve a safe, clean and healthy environment.

In a remark, the Alawotan of Awotan, Oba Dauda Omotosho appreciated Governor Makinde for making life more meaningful to all the residents of the Awotan community.

Iyabo Adebisi

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