Ogun To Set Up Sanitary Advisory Council, Committees for Improved Waste Management

Ogun State government is to set up a Sanitary Advisory Council for effective and efficient waste management reforms across the state.

The council which will be made up of waste management experts, chartered sanitary officials, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the sanitation subsector is to be chaired by the Commissioner for Environment or his designate.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority, OGWAMA, Mr Ola Oresanya announced this after a meeting between OGWAMA Management and the Directors of Water, Environment, and Sanitation Departments in all the twenty local government areas of the state in Abeokuta.

Mr Oresanya explained that the step was aimed at seeking better understanding between various stakeholders in the sanitation sub-sector in the state and local governments for a cleaner, healthier and safer Ogun State.

The Special Adviser to the governor on environment noted that the advisory council in the state and committees in the local government would synergize to improve on sanitation advocacy and monitor the activities of Private Sector Providers, PSP, responsible for waste evacuation in various communities for optimal performance.

He said the bodies would also jointly monitor and enforce proper waste disposal and sanitation in all markets across the state for healthy trading and cleaner market environment while premises sanitary inspection would to be intensified throughout the state for healthy living.

The Director of Water, Environment and Sanitation in Abeokuta South, Mr Emmanuel Sodeke thanked the state government for the new initiative and pledged their support to make it a huge success.

Olusegun Folarin

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