A non-governmental organization told Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state of Ogun that “the threat of ongoing environmental degradation in the state of Ogun, as a result of the indiscriminate dumping of garbage in the city is unpleasant.”
The group, Gateway Media Organization, said that the people of the state of Ogun wanted the new Abiodun government to pay maximum attention to environmental issues, particularly the issue of waste management.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta, the GMO convener, Damilare Oloyede, accused those of the Ogun State Ministry of Environment of “increasing its commitment to waste management issues and having Ogun clean up deservedly.”
“We need to charge those who are in the Ministry of the Environment to feel, raise the bet and show concerted efforts on the issue of waste management. The environmental degradation in our metropolis is too obvious and has been a great shame for us as citizens and residents of one of the most enlightened states. ”
“The Permanent Secretary and senior management staff of the Ministry of Environment, the waste management agency, the Ogun State Agency for Environmental Protection, OGEPA, should be called for quick action,” he said.
Oloyede also revealed that the GMO had embarked on a “public pulse measurement investigation” in the past six weeks, the result of which said it unraveled that Ogun State is lagging behind in regards to waste management.
“In the last six weeks, our team has been in the main metropolitan cities of the state of Ogun, we went to look for information on the measurement of the public pulse, and we were warmly received by the people of the state of Ogun, who expect so much from the new government of Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR. With many compliments directed to special attention, the government of Abiodun has given education issues, which has quickly returned to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, the excellent approach to security problems, new ideas of transport management, urgent road renovations , among others, specifically the people of the state raised their eyebrows when it comes to environmental issues, ”reads in part in the statement.
“In Abeokuta, Ilaro, Ijebu Ode, Ogijo, Otta, Sagamu, Akute and Mowe, not a few expressed concern about waste management. Some even advised that the governor should instantly appoint a Special Adviser on the Environment, who can communicate the ideals and ideas of the Abiodun administration to the officials of the environment ministry, ”said the group.
OGM said a resident of the local Obafemi Owode government wanted the Abiodun government to urgently address their concerns to clear piles of garbage that dirty the Mowe and Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan highway.
“One Dewunmi Balogun, who lives in Mowe, Obafemi Owode LG expressed concerns about the issue of waste management, the young businesswoman asked the governor to order the officials to come and eliminate the piles of garbage that dot Mowe and Ibafo, “said Oloyede.
GMO also reported that, as people wanted, it is time for a Special Adviser for the Environment to be appointed to constantly relate the government’s direction to environmental ministry officials.
“We love to advise especially the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR, to quickly appoint a Special Adviser on the Environment, who understands the ideas and ideals of waste management of the 21st century, someone who will be attentive to ensure a clean, healthy and healthy environment ”
“We are sure that this government knows its onion, constantly the people of the state of Ogun are understanding the fact that governance is not making noise,” the statement concluded.