Ekiti State Govt Begins Door-to-Door Sanitation Inspection
The Ekiti Government said on Monday that it had begun a house-to-house sanitation inspection with a view to boost sanitation and hygiene across the state.
The Commissioner for Environment, Chief Bisi Kolawole, who made this disclosure in Ado-Ekiti, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the move was aimed at ridding the state of filth.
According to him, the exercise will also put residents on their toes in ensuring a clean and tidy environment at all times.
He said the new order would also make government to begin soon the full implementation of its policy of “one-house-one-toilet.”
Kolawole said the government’s latest decision was to make residents cultivate the habit of keeping their environment clean, contrary to the belief that government must do everything for them.
The commissioner said no fewer than 3,000 waste bins had been procured by the State Government for distribution to all residential buildings, including those within the Government Reservation Areas (GRAs).
Kolawole, however, expressed concern that the people had refused to come for them because of the stipend the government was charging on the facilities.
He urged residents to co-operate with the government in the task of keeping their environment clean, especially the state capital.
Besides, he described some residents as clogs in the wheel of the ongoing efforts to control flooding and erosion in the state.
He observed that most of the drainage being constructed and dredged had already been filled with refuse before inauguration.
The commissioner reiterated the commitment of the Fayose led administration to ensure that the state is safe and hygienic.
“The waste being generated in the state has tremendously increased and government is already aware of the sources,” warning that culprits would be dealt with appropriately.
Kolawole disclosed that the monthly sanitation would now be taken more seriously than before and warned against any violation of environmental rules and regulations.
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