Ogun State Government on Friday Saud it would resume the monthly environmental sanitation on the last Saturday of September.
Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, who announced the resumption of the monthly exercise, said it was earlier suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement reads: “After a long break due to covid-19 pandemic, the Ogun state government says the monthly Environmental sanitation exercise will resume this month and it will hold this Saturday, 26th of September from 7am to 10am.
A statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun said although there will be no restrictions of movement in all the twenty (20) Local Government areas ofvthr state, residents are enjoined to use the opportunity of the exercise especially during the rainy period to clear their drainage channels, clean their premises/surrounding while maintaining social distancing and drop the waste at designated points for government accredited waste collectors to collect as anyone found dumping waste in inappropriate places such as gutters, canals and water course will be prosecuted in accordance accordance with state environmental laws.
The State Government therefore calls for the continuous support of residents and the law enforcement agencies to make the exercise a huge success as we keep safe and healthy.”