The Executive Director, Triple Green Environmental Development Foundation , TGED, Seyi Ebenezer on Saturday urged the people of Ekiti State to keep their environment cleaner and healthier.
She gave the advice during a Clean Up Walk organised by TGED and Ekiti State Waste Management Board to commemorate the World CleanUp Day 2022 in Ado-Ekiti.
According to her, environment determines our wellbeing and our live, it is our right and obligation as Nigerians and Ekiti citizens to keep the environment clean and green.
” I want to advise our people to be conscious of how they dispose Waste , in the course of the walk exercise, we discovered how wastes are being dumped on the major roads , this is not too good for our environment and for our health.
” Dumping refuses on the roads can cause health and environmental hazards for us as individual, there’s need for us to be friendly with our environment, it’s a collective efforts” She said.
She advised people of Ekiti State to desist from their nonchalant attitude and indiscriminate waste disposal.
“The flooding we had recently in some communities in Ekiti were because of people’s nonchalant attitude and indiscriminate disposal of waste, and were causing all these degradation of our environment.
“Ekiti residents should be conscious of their environment and take it as part of their livelihood to make sure their environment is safe, green and clean for everyone to live,” She said.
Ebenezer said that the Ekiti State Waste Management Board partnered with the initiative in ensuring that Ekiti State is safe of all environmental hazards.
The General Manager of Waste Management Board, Engr. Ayoola Oselusi frowned at the indiscriminate dumping of refuses, warned that anyone caught disposing refuses on the roads or the drains would be made to face the wrath of the Law.
He said that the agency would continue with the campaign from time to time for a healthier Ekiti State.
Also, Dr Abayomi Ibrahim, from the Ministry of Health, commended the initiative for oganising the clean up, said that it’s is our collective responsibility to ensure that our environment is clean and safe for us to live in.
Members of the initiative and others major environmentalists such as National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, National Environmental Standard and Regulatory Agency, NESRA, Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC, National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, Ministry of Environment , Ministry of Health moved round the State, picking up waste and dropping them in the refuse vehicles for Ekiti State Waste Management Board.