Oyo Waste Management Task Force Calls Out Numbers for Immediate Evacuation

December 24, 2022
waste management task force Aderonke Adedayo

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The waste management task force of Oyo State has given out a phone number residents of the state can call for the immediate evacuation of wastes in their areas, 070 0080 0700, for inquiries on waste management.

This is as the state government has affirmed its readiness to meet the waste management needs of residents during the festive season.

The leader of the task force, Mrs Aderonke Adedayo, speaking in Ibadan on Christmas eve, said the team would consolidate Mottainai Recycling Limited’s year-round vision of establishing a cleaner and healthier Oyo State.

She added that bearing in mind the anticipated increase in waste generation during the period, the task force would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the season was celebrated in a clean environment.

She further revealed that the team would partner with the consultant to intensify the distribution of Mottainai Accredited Franchisees (MAFs) to the nooks and crannies of the state.

Mrs Adedayo stated that the MAFs, otherwise known as PSP operators, had been mandated to work round the clock in their assigned areas of operation, while Mottainai would provide backup trucks.

She also reiterated that PSP operators operating within the state who refuse to adhere to the Zero Waste Initiative of the state government led by Mr Seyi Makinde would be dealt with.

Mrs Adedayo added that unregistered PSPs caught while evacuating wastes will forfeit their trucks, while they risk six months imprisonment.

The team leader enjoined all citizens not to throw their refuse indiscriminately on the median, saying it gives the state a dirty appearance, encouraging residents to wait for their MAFs/PSPs to collect their refuse or call the emergency number.

Also speaking, the Managing Director of Mottainai Recycling, Mr Adey Adewuyi, stated that the agency recently put out emergency numbers to enable residents to reach out to them when there is a service gap.

Mr Adewuyi added that phone numbers published are also for the purpose of monitoring the situation of the environment during the yuletide, appealing to residents to desist from acts capable of making life miserable for the environment and its inhabitants.

He equally urged motorists to drive with caution to safeguard the lives of street sweepers and other service providers who would be discharging their duties during this period.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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