Ogun State Government has reiterated its readiness to collaborate with the Local Government Councils and Community Development Associations (CDAs) on effective environmental sanitation across the state.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Ola Oresanya stated this when he led a team of environmental sanitation officials to Abeokuta North and South Local Governments respectively to monitor the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the two local councils.
Oresanya noted that since the local government councils were the first responder on environmental and sanitation issues.
Adding that there was the need for better collaboration with them and various community development associations who were directly under them for a better, clean, safe and healthy environment.
He therefore called on them to cooperate with the state government so that together they would usher in a new culture of cleanliness throughout the length and breath of the state for a more egalitarian society.
While inspecting the Agbajoowo Community in Elega-Idofin CDA, Oresanya advised their leaders on the need to ensure proper cleaning and disposal of their waste and directed the waste Private Service Provider (PSP) assigned to the community to be more effective.
Also speaking after the monitoring exercise, the Chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government, Hon Adebayo Ayorinde praised the new collaboration between the state and local government areas on environmental issues.
He said that it would rub off on the well-being of the people and cleanliness of the state.
In the monitoring team were local government executive officials, state government top environmental officials and environmental health officers from both the state and local government areas.