By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has warned it would no longer condone unhygienic living in any of its market places.
The Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Sola Oladepo, gave the warning when his team and members of the law enforcement officers of the State Waste Management Agency went round some markets in Osogbo, the state capital.
The team visited Alekuwodo, MDS, Igbona and Owode markets, all located within Osogbo metropolis.
The commissioner who frowned at the level of filth and attitude of people at Igbona market directed them to keep the market tidy or risk closure.
Oladejo said that henceforth, during environmental sanitation hours, no market men or women should sit at home idle, adding that they were expected to come to the market and clean their shops and surroundings to promote healthy living in the society.
He maintained that they should desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the middle of the road, adding that waste should be kept in a safe place and dispose when refuse truck comes to their location.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Rufus Oyegbile charged the association of market men and women in the state to cooperate with the present government and the environmental law enforcement agency to make Osun the neatness state in the country.
Oyegbile asserted that it is unlawful for traders in Owode and other market places to sell on the roadsides.
He said that the team will make it a point of duty to go out regularly to caution offenders.