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The Ekiti State Government, has charged the local government chairmen to be more concerned and committed to the implementation of all relevant environmental sanitation laws in the state.

Of specific reference, Mrs Afuye, raised concerns over the expediency of the local governments’ chairmen to key into the policy of making the monthly environmental sanitation exercise more successful in 2024.

Ekiti News reports that the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye, gave the charge in Ikere Ekiti, on Saturday, while monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Ikere Local Government Area of the State.

Mrs Afuye, in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Victor Ogunje, said there was a need for all the council bosses to coalesce actions with the state government for strict compliance with environmental sanitation exercise.

She said restricting the citizens to stay within the precinct of their residences for three hours once in a month to observe cleanliness and hygiene shouldn’t be a difficult task to comply with.

Mrs Afuye expressed dismay at the poor level of compliance during the exercise she monitored in the local government, regretting that the residents capitalised on non-restriction of movements by government to manifest laxity and non-compliance.

“Declaration of non-restriction of vehicular and human movements shouldn’t be a reason why people shouldn’t stay at home and take care of their premises. This exercise is for the health safety of our citizens and nothing more.

“I want to appeal to our local government chairmen and health officers to be more serious about the implementation of environmental laws in 2024.

“Some noticeable laxities and non-chalant attitude noticed in 2023 must be corrected, because this is one exercise that borders on the wellbeing of our residents”.

The Deputy Governor monitored the exercise alongside the political heads, health officers and other staff of Ikere Local Government and Ikere West Local Council Development Area.

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