IBADAN FLOOD: Sheriff Adeojo Charges Residents On Proper Waste Disposal
By Henry Odeh
The caretaker chairman of Omi/Apata Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has charged residents of various communities in the area to immediately desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainages, streams and waterways in order to prevent flooding as the the raining season advances.
Hon Adeojo gave the charge during the monthly general meeting of Community Development Council (CDC) which held at the council Secretariat, Omi-Adio.
The council boss stressed the need for all residents of the LCDA to comply with environmental sanitation laws by disposing their waste properly or be prepared for stiffer sanctions adding that the present administration will not tolerate any form of impunity.
Hon Adeojo said that his administration has already embarked on dredging of streams and rivers at Alaaka, Jamoje, Bako, Abese, Omi-Adio because of a possible threat any overflow may cause the communities and therefore, urged the people to fully cooperate with the government to prevent flooding to avert unforseen circumstances that may be unpleasant.
While enlightening representatives of various Community Development Associations present at the gathering, the Director of Environmental Health Services Omi-Apata LCDA Mr Segun Adegoke, encouraged the people to provide waste drums in all the houses for proper waste collection and disposal by contracted waste collectors.
The Community Development Council Chairman of the LCDA, Mr M. O. Ishola expressed his gratitude to Hon Sheriff Adeojo for his passion towards development of the LCDA which informed his commitment to embark on various developmental projects in the area.
He however solicited for more projects in all the communities in Omi-Apata LCDA so that more peoples lives can be positively impacted.