Ekiti State Commissioner Aluko-Ajisafe Urges Proactivity from EKS-WAMA Staff for a Cleaner, Healthier Environment

Erelu Tosin Aluko-Ajisafe, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Ekiti State, has issued a stern call for proactive measures from the management of the Ekiti State Waste Management Authority (EKSWAMA). The directive came during a meeting held at her office in Ado-Ekiti, where she emphasized the paramount importance of the residents’ well-being.


During the gathering, Commissioner Aluko-Ajisafe conveyed Governor Mr. Biodun Oyebanji’s mandate for a clean, healthy, and epidemic-free environment. She underscored the necessity for the staff to exhibit efficiency in their duties, emphasizing a firm commitment to achieving the set goals.

Commissioner Aluko-Ajisafe stressed the collective responsibility of the staff to ensure optimal results within the agency. This approach, she noted, aims to foster a culture of excellence and alignment with the Ministry of Environment’s objectives.

Notably, the Commissioner urged state residents to dispose of refuse responsibly, discouraging illegal disposal in drainages and canals. Emphasizing preventive measures against infectious diseases, she called for the adoption of recycling practices and proper sewage disposal.

Highlighting the Governor’s commitment, Commissioner Aluko-Ajisafe mentioned the approval for the procurement of Dino bins and Garbage Compactor Trucks to enhance waste evacuation and cleaning efforts. The Director-General of EKS-WAMA, Mr. Sunkanmi Onipede, assured the Commissioner of concerted efforts to address faulty trucks and equipment, aligning with the set goals of the Authority.

Present at the meeting were key officials, including Permanent Secretary Mr. Babatunde Alokan, Technical Adviser to the Governor on Green Economy and Ecological Matters Dr. Akinyemi Akinyugha, and General Manager of EKS-WAMA Engineer Ayoola Osalusi, among other top management officers.

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