Ondo State Waste Management Authority (ODSWMA) has arrested and charged Thirty-eight (38) people to court for various environmental offences in the state.
The General Manager of the State Waste Management Board, Mrs Ayo Adeyemo, revealed this while monitoring the August edition of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise within Akure metropolis.
She stated that those arrested were charged to court for appropriate punishment, urging the residents to sustain habits of cleanliness and make it a daily affair to ward off any form of diseases.
Adeyemo stressed that the people should not to dump their waste in drainage system and canal to avoid flooding.
In her words:
“Today’s exercise is a good one, the city is relatively clean. People kept their environment clean and we are very happy. Even the evacuators were all evacuating.
“So, everything went well. I will only encourage the good poeple of Ondo State to sustain the habit of cleanliness to ward off any form of diseases which dirty environment can cause.
“It is how we treat our environment that the environment with treat us. So we must treat our environment well to ensure healthy living.
“Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is doing his best to improve the health status of the people of the state, so we citizens must continue to support him in every area by contributing our own quota for the betterment of our environment.
“It is when we are in good health we can go to work, it is when we are in sound health we can say we want to do this or achieve that. So, let us be hygienic by regularly cleaning our homes and our surroundings. Health is wealth.”