Ogun Begins Markets’ Sanitation Seminar For Traders
In other to improve cleanliness in all its recognized markets, the Ogun State government has commenced Markets Sanitation Seminar for market leaders and traders at Kuto and Oba Lipede markets in Abeokuta, the State capital.
Mr Ola Oresanya, a Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA), said the seminar became necessary to take the traders through modern ways of trading in cleaner environment, especially, now that all emphasis are on public hygiene and safety.
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For maximum concentration, the traders are to close their shops and stalls during the period of the seminar.
According to Oresanya, “the seminar will expose the traders to practical ways on keeping markets clean at all times especially the solid waste management, eradication of rodents and pathogens and causes and solutions to environmental infractions in and around market places.
“At the end of the seminar, they will be able to organize the markets properly to overcome the previously mentioned challenges which will rub-off on the safety of foodstuffs and other commodities sold at the two markets”, he added.
Oresanya further revealed that the Sanitation Seminar will be held regularly for all market leaders and traders in all markets in Ogun State, to improve their cleanliness and public acceptability.