Oyo State Government has set up an intervention committee to intensify the evacuation of wastes and debris within the state.
The committee is made up of representatives from Oyo State Waste Management Authority, Ministry of Environment and some selected PSPs.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Abiodun Oni, a sustainable roadmap will soon be rolled out by the state government.
While acknowledging that waste is littering some parts of the state, Oni assured citizens that efforts are on to tackle the challenges on evacuation of solid wastes on major roads, median and other open spaces.
He said the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde is a listening one, adding that the state government is on top of the situation.
“We are on top of this situation, so all hands must be on deck to participate actively towards ensuring that the environment is free of dirt.
“We are putting all efforts to deal with the challenges but we are asking residents and other stakeholders affected to play by the rules so as to accomplish a sustainable environment that will improve the social wellbeing of citizens in the state,” Oni said.
The commissioner further said that as part of the civic responsibility of residents, organisations and market leaders would be involved in restoring the environmental sanity in the state.
He urged residents to desist from dumping refuse indiscriminately as violators would face the wrath of the state government.