Ondo state government has expressed its readiness to ride off the state from dupe sites in order to prevent outbreak of diseases in the state.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Sunday Akinwalire stated while speaking with Journalists in Akure the state capital.
According to him, it was important that government ensure that residents live in healthy environment noting that it will do the needful to prevent illegal dump sites.
Speaking during a visit to the illegal dump site in Olu foam area, he assured that it will soon be taken care of adding that the land area will be effectively put into use in order to avoid reoccurrence of the situation.
Akinwalire while addressing various landlords associations who were holding meetings, frown at their actions and appealed to them to hold their meetings after the exercise.
He said those violating the law will face the wrath of the law as from the next exercise.
Commending the landlords for the existing peace and security of their communities, he noted that their participation in the exercise will help in achieving a cleaner state.
He charged them on the need to encourage residents to embrace the exercise adding that they should ensure that drainages were properly cleared as the rains commence in order to prevent flooding.
He advised residents to report abandoned buildings and undeveloped plots in their vicinity to government noting that they pose threat to them.
In their response, representatives of the associations promised to make amends where necessary.
General Manager, Ondo State Waste Management Authority, Rev(Mrs) Ayo Adeyemo who expressed dissatisfaction with the level of participation in the state monthly sanitation exercise stressed the need for all to see the exercise as part of their daily routine.
While calling on all to be conscious of their environment, she called on owners of undeveloped plots and abandoned buildings in residential areas to take care of them in order to prevent government action.
She advised that residents should keep clean environment and containerise their waste appropriately through the use of prescribed waste bins at homes.
Also speaking briefly with Journalists, CEO, ZL Global Alliance, Dr. Bashorun Abiola called on government to clear illegal dump sites in the state adding that it would ensure that the land was put into use to discourage being use as dump sites.
A resident, Olu Falana noted that he had always taken care of the site, explained that waste were brought to the spot at midnight or very early in the morning by some residents.
He called on government to proffer lasting solution to the spot.