Environmental Sanitation: Council boss reads riot act to residents

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Jamiu Yisa

Residents of Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, has been urged to maintain a high level of cleanliness as the management of the LCDA would no longer condone dirty environment.
The Executive Secretary of the local council, Wale Azeez Oniloko, stated this while reiterating his commitment to make the LCDA and its environs a model to others.
He implored the residents to patronize the PSP operators designated the council area from time to time, adding that a cleaner environment brings about a healthy living.
He equally admonished residents and business operators to ensure the appropriate use of waste bins, in order to sustain a cleaner and healthier environment especially during this rainy season.
He cautioned residents against emptying the content of their waste bins into the drains during rainstorms, as it could lead to flooding and other preventable environmental disaster.
He reminded residents that the rainy reason can be challenging period to environment management and public health, due to speedy putrefaction and possibilities of urban flooding.
“Now that the rains are here, the residents need to cooperate with the council in keeping the environment clean.
“The major issue here is some residents don’t have waste bins that have cover to shield their outstanding garbage from the weather element of rain.
“When it rains, there is the tendency to absorb the waste and makes it heavier; and it deposits faster and smells more, that’s why residents should cover their waste bins properly,” he said.
He added that “When we dump our trash indiscriminately, it affect the environment and when rains falls it pushes all the bottles, pure water sachets to the drainage.
“And blocking the drainage that is the commonest way of urban flooding, so residents need to key in more this rainy season, to maintain a clean green environment,” he advised. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper