Makinde Begs Residents to Support New Solid Waste Management Structure

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Governor Seyi Makinde has appealed to residents of Oyo State to support the efforts of the government to make the state cleaner and healthier for all.

In a newsletter dated July 28, 2022, Mr Makinde said unregistered Private Sector Participants (PSPs) should not be allowed to evacuate solid waste in any part of the state, warning that the state government would prosecute both the operators and their customers.

He stated that the new solid waste management structure was designed for the benefit of all, saying, action would “be taken against any PSPs and anyone who continues to do business with them within Oyo State.”

The Governor, therefore, called on residents to register for door-to-door/commercial waste evacuation with the new solid waste managers and stop the illegal dumping of waste on the medians and street corners.

“We plan to ensure that Oyo State maintains its pacesetter status among the states in Nigeria. We will not relent until we reach the finish line,” he said, promising that work would soon begin on the feeder roads in the state.

“We are aware that some Private Sector Participants (PSPs), who have been disengaged by the state, are still evacuating waste from some residential and commercial areas. Let me use this medium to warn them to desist from further encroaching on the activities of the new solid waste managers,” Mr Makinde said.

However, he thanked the people of the state “for the support that you gave to our approach to infrastructural development in Oyo State. We chose to first concentrate on creating a network of roads that link the five zones of our dear state before moving on to work on the inner city or feeder roads.”

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