The Ekiti State Government has again emphasized its unwavering commitment to ensuring a clean and healthy environment for all residents of the State.

The Director-General, Bureau of Civic Orientation and Citizenship (BCOC), Ekiti State, Mrs. Olawumi Famuyiwa re-affirmed this commitment during an interactive session held with the leadership of Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area (LGA) and Local Government Development Areas (LCDAs) within the State capital, Ado-Ekiti.

Famuyiwa, explained that the purpose of the gathering was to discuss and co-ordinate Awareness campaigns/ Road shows in Ado-Ekiti to educate the public on the proper utilization of the recently acquired Dino Bins in the State, to facilitate effective waste disposal for clean and hygienic environment.

“We are open to collaboration and seek partnerships with council chairmen to conduct awareness campaigns to educate the public about their civic rights and responsibilities,” Mrs. Famuyiwa stated.

She highlighted that Ekiti State has been identified by Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NIMET as one of the States prone to flash- flooding in 2024, stressing that road shows and awareness campaigns are essential within Ado to educate people on the appropriate use of Dino Bins and safeguard the society from disasters.

The Director-General said that the awareness programme, which is part of the shared prosperity agenda of the Biodun Oyebanji-led government, will precede law enforcement measures to ensure the safety of lives within the Ado-Ekiti municipal.

The Director-General, Waste Management Authority, Mr. Olasunkanmi Onipede, provided valuable insights into the extensive efforts undertaken to ensure that the communities where Dino Bins are located derive maximum benefits from them.

He said his organization has been diligently working to ensure proper waste collection and disposal, thereby promoting a cleaner and healthier environment, particularly in the State capital.

Mr. Onipede commended Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji for procuring additional 20 Dino Bins, bringing the total to 40 in Ado-Ekiti, an initiative that allows people to dispose of their waste without constituting environmental hazards in the host communities.

In a display of support for these initiatives, the Chairman of Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area, Hon. Bosun Osaloni, expressed his willingness to lead the sensitization/ road shows in recognition of the importance of promoting good health and environmental cleanliness among residents.

He pledged on behalf of other LCDAs Chairmen to actively participate in raising awareness about the proper usage of the Dino Bins and sustenance of a clean environment.

Chief Osaloni mentioned that substantial efforts have already been made towards maintaining environmental cleanliness, particularly in market places every Thursday and at the LGA/ LCDA offices every Friday preceding the State environmental sanitation exercise day.

The delegation comprising teams from the Bureau of Civic Orientation and Citizenship (BCOC) and State Waste Management Authority (EKSWAMA), also visited Ado-North, Ado-West, and Ado Central Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) respectively, with the assurance of support for the initiatives from the chairmen of the LCDAs.

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