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Refuse dump: Omodara frowns at road users, traders

By Quadri Olokoba

The Executive Chairman of Ilorin West Local Government, Hajia Aminat Omodara, has frowned at the noncompliance of traders to several warning on street trading and poor environmental hygiene in their various markets, particularly Oja-Oba 'market' in Ilorin.

The council boss expressed her displeasure with the present filthy state of Oja-Oba yesterday, on the tour of the market prevailing on the traders and road users to dispose waste politely or risk the wrath of the law.

According to her, the market environment in recent time had not represent the image of the local government positively, lamenting that it has become an eyesore to behold which did not befit the status of the state.

Omodara, who was represented by the Supervisory Councillor for Health, Hon. Sulaiman Kongbari, said she was not comfortable with the manner at which refuse are being dumped by the road sides at Oja-Oba.

She said the volume of dirt and refuse in Oja Oba, laid at walkways became alarming and did not speak well of the status of the local government and the state, adding that it was an invitation to diseases outbreak.

“We have take it upon ourselves to clear the refuse in the market. The state and the local government will not hesitate to deal with any trader or road user".

"Our environmental officials and security personnel have been directed to step up their duties in ensuring a total compliance of 'Operation Keep Ilorin West Clean' with a serious penalty for any violator.

“All markets must be kept clean, the local government has spent so much on various medical, health and environmental projects, we want all to be partakers of these benefits, work with us to ensure Ilorin West is cleaner and safer," she advised.

"As a government, we'll always fulfill our social pact with the people, but the citizens must ensure their social and civic responsibilities are not left unattended to," she said.

Omodara emphasised that the government was determined to ensure a cleaner and healthy Kwara and that was why it became necessary for the local and state government to rise up to the environmental challenges.
While urging the market leaders to prioritize the cleanliness of their markets and cooperate with environmental officials by ensuring prompt collection and proper package of their waste for easy disposal.

She frowned at street trading calling on all traders to get a shop so as to ease the free flow of traffics to prevent road accident.

Refuse dump: Omodara frowns at road users, traders Reviewed by nationalmoonlight on April 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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