Chairman, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Mr Kayode Ojumo, has advised residents against the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in order to avoid unnecessary ailments.
Ojumo, who gave the advice yesterday during a tour, observed the indiscriminate dumping of refuse which made Governor Ibikunle Amosun to shut down shops and markets in the area early in the year.
According to him, this measure is part of efforts to avoid the outbreak of diseases and ensure a healthy environment that will attract investors to the area.
Ojumo said the Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, had also visited the local government to sensitise residents on the importance of hygienic environments.
He maintained that the deputy governor had emphasised the implications of blocked drainages and how it could cause untold hardship to
residents during the raining season, adding that “Blockage of drainages leads to flooding when it rains and this could also lead to loss of lives and property.
‘‘When drainages are blocked and the environment is unclean, it can lead to the spread of communicable diseases. People should learn how to maintain a hygienic environment, as well as how to dispose their refuse properly to ensure healthy living,’’ Ojumo said.
the deputy governor as saying.
Also, the Director, Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Department, Mr Akeem Balogun, said Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government was highly congested due to its proximity to Lagos.
“The local government is crowded because it is near Lagos and the state government has invested so much to sustain environmental sanitation. Officials of the local government have also been going from house to house to educate people
on the culture of healthy living by ensuring the proper disposal of refuse, adding that henceforth, anybody caught in this unwholesome act will be made to face the wrath of the law.
“I also implore market women to always comply with the weekly environmental sanitation to ensure cleanliness in the market,’’ Balogun said.

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