Ekiti govt to arrest residents who dump waste indiscriminately: Official

Ekiti Government has vowed to arrest and prosecute residents engaging in indiscriminate dumping of waste in any part of the state.

Bayo Kelekun, the Sole Administrator, Ekiti State Waste Management Authority (EKS-WAMA), gave the warning in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday during a routine inspection of the metropolis.

Mr Kelekun particularly lamented the wanton disregard for waste disposal by residents and traders at the Oja Bisi-Post Office-Atikankan and Ajilosun axis in the state capital.

He said it was time the government put a stop to the act or risk the spread of epidemic.

He bemoaned the attitude of residents, especially traders, to litter the medians with filth not minding its health implications and huge investment by the government to keep the state clean.

He urged the residents to be alive to their responsibilities of keeping the environment clean, saying the government was very much committed to zero tolerance for indiscriminate waste disposal.

Mr Kelekun said he was ready to deploy all mechanisms within the law to achieve the desired safe and secured environment devoid of unwanted waste.


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