Management of Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA) has tasked residents to always bag and containerize their wastes for easy collection by the Waste Managers, the PSP assigned to their areas.
Similarly, the Authority assured residents of the state of clean and tidy environment despite the huge operational cost arising from unexpected hike in diesel pump price.
The Chief Executive Officer of OGWAMA, Mr Ola Oresanya gave the assurance after monitoring the June edition of the Ogun State Monthly Environmental Exercise in Abeokuta.
Mr Oresanya, who doubled as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment commended residents for their impressive participation in the exercise affirmed OGWAMA determination to bequeath a clean environment to the residents through proper waste management.
Furthermore, Oresanya noted that the last two months have been challenging for the authority due to the unexpected rise in pump price of diesel which led to hike in operational cost of the authority and that of the PSP and the challenges at Saje dumpsite in Abeokuta.
He said that the capital city is now clean due to Day and Night Operations Gangs established to tackle the challenges.
With the capital city, Abeokuta now clean, Oresanya therefore urged residents to stop dumping wastes indiscriminately but bag and containerize them for easy collection by PSP at their doorstep.
While announcing that Medium Yellow Iron Waste Bins have been placed in strategic and traditional areas in Abeokuta that can be easily accessed by waste collection vehicles which are compactors, urging residents of these areas to make use of the bins instead of dumping on medians and roadsides.
Oresanya who harped on negative and health implications of improperly bagged and containerized wastes called on residents of the state in general to join hands with OGWAMA to achieve its aim of bequeathing a cleaner environment to the people of the state now and in distant future.
For the recacitriant ones, Oresanya revealed that the Compliant and Enforcement Department of the Authority is fully empowered to enforce the state Environmental Laws, adding that those who ran foul of laws would face various forms of community services.