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  • Updated: March 25, 2023

Poor Attitude To Sanitation Worrying To Ekiti Government - Deputy Governor

Poor Attitude To Sanitation Worrying To Ekiti Government - D

The Ekiti State Government has stated it is worried over the attitude of residents of the state towards the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

The Deputy Governor, Monisade Afuye made this known in Ise-Ekiti on Saturday while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise at Ise-Orun pocal government Area.

Afuye who performed the duty in the company of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Habibat Adubiaro, the Chairman of Ise-Orun Local Government Council, Ayodele Akinluyi in a statement by her media aide, Victor Ogunje, maintained that the exercise was introduced to mitigate wasteful spending on contagious, but avoidable diseases that can break out due to poor environmental cleanliness by citizens.

During the monitoring exercise, the Deputy Governor stopped over at Ogbese, Obada and Afolu, which are farmsteads under Ise-Ekiti and enforced strict compliance with the sanitation policy among rural dwellers.

Of particular note was the Hausa quarters and among operators of local palm oil-producing facilities in the communities.

While addressing the Ise-Ekiti inhabitants on the significance of the exercise, Afuye stated that health and human services are a priority of the Governor Biodun Oyebanji administration.

"We have gone round and discovered that our people are not really complying with this monthly exercise, and this is the same all over Ekiti. To us, it is worrisome and unacceptable.

“Ekiti has been rated as having the highest life expectancy in Nigeria by reputable international organisations and this programme is an avenue to ensure that opportunistic killer diseases don’t have their ways in our dear state.”

She appealed to council bosses across the state to instruct their sanitation department to mount an aggressive campaign against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and sewage in canals and around residential areas.

“I want to plead with our people to take this programme very seriously.

"It was conceptualised to safeguard their lives.

"Our people must know that health is wealth.

"You can only pursue your day to day activities when you are healthy.”

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