To prevent the spread of epidemics, the Kwara government has urged residents to protect their environment and to avoid indiscriminate dumping.
Abosede Buaimoh, the commissioner for environment & forestry, made the appeal during an inspection of the Ilorin metropolis in order to monitor compliance rates regarding environmental sanitation law.
Ms Buraimoh referred to the unhygienic behavior of some residents as worrying, and stated that the ministry intervened by clearing the mess at the Adeta roundabout in Ilorin.
She stated that illegally dumped waste poses a significant health risk to humanity as people are often diagnosed with various ailments, such as cholera, and other infections.
The commissioner also advised residents to practice healthy habits and avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse along roadsides and medians.
Saka Rahmon, Mogaji Ile-Awo Adeta, thanked her and her team for visiting the region and taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of diseases.
Mr Rahmon appealed to the government to remove the wastes from the area. He promised to help arrest and prosecute anyone found dumping refuse.
The team also visited Saka and Omoda, Taiwo and Unity, as well as Admiralty roads.
Source: Culled From Peoples Gazette.