In a bid to maintain hygiene and proper cleanliness in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday launched New Solid Waste Management Architecture tagged ” Clean and Green Initiative.”
The initiative was established by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in conjunction with the Oyo State Waste Management Authority.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa revealed that the new iniative would empower many and further provide employment opportunities among the youths in the state.
He stated that the initiative would be replicated in all the nooks and crannies of the state in order to make Oyo one of the cleanest states in Nigeria.
Governor Makinde charged the relevant stakeholders to collaborate with his government in its bid to make the state more habitable, adding that the government will soon sponsor the Commissioner of Environment and some top government officials to Kigali, Rwanda, which is reputed as the cleanest city in Africa, to understudy its solid waste management architecture in order to replicate same in Oyo State.
He ssaid: “If you check the cleanest city in Africa, it is Kigali. I was there two months ago for the first time. Now, I have told Commissioner of Environment to write to them and they have responded to us that we should come to their city and find out how they achieved it. Soon, the Commissioner for Environment and his team will be there to do the findings. It is only the best that is good for Oyo State.”
Speaking on the imperative of the sensitization programme, Makinde maintained that the government realized that the responsibility of waste management was too strategic to be left in the hands of only the government, and called on critical stakeholders to join hands with the government on the new waste management architecture.