Mr. Ola Oresanya, Special Adviser to The Governor on Environment & C.E.O. Of OGWAMA
Ogun To Set-up Sanitary Advisory Council For Effective Waste Mgt
The Ogun State government said it is setting up a Sanitary Advisory Council for effective and efficient waste management reforms across the State.
The Council, according to Mr. Ola Oresanya, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA), will consists of Waste Management Experts, Chartered Sanitary Officials, Law-enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the sanitation sub-sector, adding that the Committee will be chaired by the Commissioner for Environment or his designate.
Mr. Ola Oresanya, in a statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Rotimi Oduniyi, said the the move is part of the resolution reached after a collaborate meeting between OGWAMA’s Management and Directors of Water, Environment and Sanitation Departments in all the 20 local government areas of the State, held in Abeokuta.
He said the Council which will be replicated at the local government level with Advisory Sanitary Committee, is aimed at seeking better understanding between various stakeholders in the sanitation sub-sector in the state and local governments for a cleaner, healthier and safer Ogun State.
Mr. Oresanya also informed that as part of the resolution, the Advisory Council in the State and Committees in the local government will synergize to improve on sanitation advocacy and monitor the activities of Private Sector Providers PSP responsible for waste evacuation in various communities for optimal performance.
He added that: “both bodies will also jointly monitor and enforce proper waste disposal and sanitation in all markets across the state for healthy trading and cleaner market environment while premises sanitary inspection is to be intensified throughout the state for healthy living”.
Commenting on behalf of his colleagues, Sanitarian Emmanuel Ademola Sodeke, the Director of Water, Environment and Sanitation, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the State, thanked the State government for the new initiative and pledged their support to make it a huge success.