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The administration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State is investing massively in the Waste Management sector with a view to drastically reducing the spate of indiscriminate dumping of refuse at unauthorized places across the State.

The Director General, Ekiti State Waste Management Authority(EKSWMA),Mr Sunkanmi Onipede on Friday took the Director General, Office of Community Communications,Mrs Mary Oso- Omotosho round some of the facilities being put in place by the State Government to ensure a cleaner environment.

Mr Onipede who was accompanied by the General Manager EKSWMA , Engnr Ayoola Osalusi took the DG, Community Communications to some of the refuse trucks and facilities also noted that the state government has invested impressively in the area of waste management towards ensuring a cleaner Ekiti State.

The DG EKSWMA showed the first batch of dino bins being fabricated for the use and benefit of Ekiti people stating that the bins will be located at strategic locations across the State for proper waste collection and to end the menace of indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the medians, market road sides and other places littered by refuse across the State.

He assured people that a cleaner Ekiti State will be achieved in the coming weeks as there are several strategies and mechanisms being put in place to improve the current unpleasant situation where refuse are arbitrarily dumped by residents.

The Waste Management boss who assured that more roll-up trucks will be provided by the State government to fast track evacuation of wastes from the dino bins and replacement of evacuated ones added that regular and weekly house -to – house pick up of waste will be re-activated to discourage the habit of dumping refuse in the medians.

Mr Onipede said the Waste Management Authority was re-evaluating and restructuring the system in a bid to start up on a clean slate with special focus on human resources and equipment to be able to determine the quantum and type of waste being generated.

He urged Ekiti people to cooperate with the State government towards ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment for all and sundry.

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