By Lanre Adesanya
Hon. Ramota Akinlola Hassan, the council executive chairman of Oriade Local Council Development Area, has decried indiscriminate disposal of waste which constitute hitches for the free flow of water in drainages across Oriade, stating that punitive measures will be taken to halt the nuisance.
Ramota stated her resolve at a town hall meeting held at Ojo Barracks Shopping Complex in Oriade LCDA, with many stakeholders in the area in attendance.
While giving her keynote address, the former Lagos State lawmaker, now first female council boss of the LCDA, educated the people on the need to conform with standards set by the State Government in respect to environmental sanitation for proper hygiene maintenance.
“It is a common feature here that people discard their waste indiscriminately and this most times adversely affect our environment.
“Healthy living is a culture we must all embrace by being sanitary conscious, we should shun indiscriminate disposal of refuse, abandoning of vehicles and trading on the roads.
“I urge you all to ensure cleanliness as refuse is disgusting and health is wealth, use of incinerators have been outlawed in the state, you are expected to dispose your waste properly,the indiscriminate dumping of waste end up blocking our drainage, so you must end this wrong culture, I urge you to make use of wastebin instead.”
She added that, “Mechanics should rather find a space where they can do their repairs, not on the main roads. We won’t tolerate that as it most times constitutes health hazards on our environment”.
The council boss also enlighten the stakeholders at the town hall meeting on the difference between dues payable to the local government for Liquor, Radio/TV and food, advising the traders to be mindful of this when opening a shop.
Stakeholders from three communities: Gojere, Owode and Onireke, all made a vow at the parley that they would help ensure a cleaner environment in Oriade.
They however pleaded with council chairman to help facilitate the construction of a canal that will cater for the drains within the three communities as well see to the proper de-silting of the existing drainages.
Earlier, the council boss had given 150 free GCE forms to indigent students randomly selected across the council regardless of their tribal or ethnic base. She also promised to give scholarship to students who would end up making seven credits in their General Certificate Examination. Laptops, Desktops and Printers were also afforded the management and staff of Oriade Local Council Development Area to boost efficiency.
Daniel David Abiodun a beneficiary of the gesture,expressed profound appreciation noting he had never thought he would write the exam this year but for the chairman’s intervention.
He advised his colleagues to make her proud by coming top in the examination.
Igwe Anthonia, another beneficiary, appreciated the chairman for not discriminating anyone by giving the forms to everybody not minding
Photo credit: Lanre Adesanya