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Osun Commissioner, Oladepo Calls for Synergy on Environmental Mgt.

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Heads of  Water and Environmental  Sanitation in the Local Government Areas in the State have been admonished to assist in the management of waste in order to improve environmental sanitation in the state.

The Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Sola Oladepo gave the advice while addressing Heads of Water, Environment and Sanitation in his office at the State Secretariat.

Oladepo explained that there is needed for synergy  between the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation as well as the Environmental Health Officers in the Local Government this, according to him will “help to re-strategize towards achieving better result this year.”

The Commissioner counseled that all hands must be on deck to enforce strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols in the nooks and crannies of the State.

He, thereafter, commended the Environmental Health Officers on the vital role they have consistently been playing during the decontamination exercise last year, adding that they should not relent in the discharge of their duty this year.

Speaking on the challenges facing Environmental Health Officers, the Secretary Environmental Health Officers Association of  Nigeria, Osun State Chapter, Sanitarian Femi Ola pointed out “there is inadequate manpower for the enormous task, lack of dumpsite among other challenges”.

He appealed to the State Government to allocate more funds to the Environmental and  Sanitation sector, saying that approved dumpsites in all LGAs and LCDAs are also very paramount in order for them to deliver their professional mandate and promote healthy living among the State residents.

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