Mrs. Amidat Agboola, the Oyo state Head of Service (HoS), says the state government will soon set up mobile courts to prosecute residents who violate environmental sanitation laws in the state, during a meeting.
Agboola, who is also the chairperson of the state Adhoc Committee on Environment Management said that the mobile courts would help to ensure that residents of the state complied with the extant laws on sanitation in the state.
She admonished the people to support government’s zero tolerance for indiscriminate dumping of refuse and imbibe good waste disposal culture.
She then warned that government would not treat the issue of poor sanitation with kid gloves, saying that violators of the laws would be prosecuted.
The HoS expressed satisfaction with the impressive turnout of the stakeholders at the meeting and urged them to assist the government in sensitising the public on proper ways to dispose domestic waste.
Some of the stakeholders, who spoke at the meeting, urged the government to start work on Waste-to-Wealth project in order to permanently check indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the state.
The meeting was convened at the instance of the governor, who had expressed worry over the poor sanitation in the state, especially Ibadan, the state capital.