Environmental Sanitation in Okitipupa and it’s Environs.

Written by on March 27, 2021

Awawa reporter Steve Ovirih who monitored the Environmental Sanitation Exercise held today across Ondo State, said that there has been a commendable level of compliance in Ondo South Senatorial District.

The Director of Environmental Health Services in Okitipupa Local Government Area, Sanitarian Abiodun Oluronke Olufunmi JP has acknowledged the state of obedience of the Indigenes of Okitipupa towards the Environmental Sanitation Exercise.

In an interview with our correspondent, Sanitarian Olufunmi noted that their supervision of the exercise took them to different areas in Okitipupa, Ayeka and Igbodigo. Noting that 10 offenders were arrested at Okitipupa roundabout and were punished by being subjected to clearing drainages and emptying the dirts gathered into the service provider dirt vans.

Also at Irele, the Headquarters of Irele Local Government Council, Director and Head of Environmental Services, Sanitarian Chief Ayeotan Abiodun averred that there had been 90% compliance across the Local Government Council. He said that at Irele and other places like Omi and Ajagba which his team supervised, the people adhered strictly to the exercise.

He however, noted that there were pockets of environmental sanitation offenders numbering seven(7) who were arrested and made to cut grasses around the Shopping Complex at Ode-Irele.

While advising the people to always keep their environment clean, Sanitarian Abiodun emphasized that a clean and healthy environment is needed for the prevention of diseases such as COVID-19, Lassa fever and Ebola. He added that the heaps of dirt at Luhare in Irele have been cleared.

At Odigbo Local Government Area, the Director of Environmental Services, Sanitarian Ajisafe Ajimuda expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance. He noted that there were offenders as 10 vehicles were arrested and they have been taken to the Magistrate Court for trial.

Sanitarian Ajimuda said the places visited for supervision by his team were Ore, Odigbo, Ajue, Omifon and Kajola. While talking about the challenge encountered, he said there is no legal dump-site at Ore as people dump their diets at a certain place along Lagos road. Expressing his fear about the resultant flood that may occur if a dump-site is not promptly located at Ore as the rainy season commences. He pointed out that he has reached out to the Waste Management Board for assistance. Listing the other challenge of the Environmental Services Department at Odigbo Local Government, he said there are no operational vehicles to execute their mandate.

The Chairman of Ilaje Local Government Council, Honourable Goge Jatuase who spoke with our correspondent at Igbokoda commended the people. The only offender caught was a hairdresser around Broad Street Igbokoda and her shop was promptly locked. Places supervised at Igbokoda were College road, Market area and Broad street.

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