Hons. Olasunkanmi, Adebisi Charge Oyo Residents To Imbibe Sanitation Culture To Avoid Outbreak Of Epidemic
The lawmaker representing Egbeda state constituency at the Oyo state house of assembly, Hon Babalola Olasunkanmi, who is also the deputy majority leader has charged residents of Oyo state on imbibing the culture of environmental sanitation without been compelled.
Hon Olasunkanmi while discussing what informed a motion cosponsored by the his counterpart representing Ibadan South West state constituency I, Hon. Yusuf Adebisi Oladeni who also doubles as the deputy chief Whip, stated that outbreak of deadly epidemics in Nigeria and around the world calls for concerted efforts by all to maintain a healthy environment which he said was why they decided to call the attention of the entire state to the situation before it becomes endemic.
The lawmaker said that the state government needed to step up its sensitization efforts to educate the citizens on the importance and need to maintain a sanitation culture in order to prevent contagiousness of deadly diseases such as Lassa fever that has already been recorded in some neighboring states.
He berated the attitude of residents who conform with government directives only after government wields the big stick by giving some orders that would compel them to comply stressing that a healthy environment is inestimable in any society.
Hon. Adebisi in a separate reaction said that the issue of negligence to environmental sanitation by the people calls for a proactive approach by both government and the people which informed the motion as a way of reaching out to the entire state on the floor of the house.
He charged community leaders across various communities in the state to support government efforts by ensuring that residents in their domain comply with the weekly and monthly sanitation exercise in order to maintain a healthy society noting that government alone can not achieve much without the cooperation and support of the people.
Hon. Olasunkanmi however expressed optimism that the state government would leverage on available wastes in the state to engage investors who specialize in conversion of waste to wealth especially in the area of generating renewable energy.