Sunday 30 June 2024


In the aftermath of the outbreak of Cholera in most states of the federation including Ogun,the Ogun State Waste Management Authority has appealed to residents of the state who are still exposing their waste to start containerizing them to reduce the spread of the disease.

The newly appointed Special Adviser to the Governor and Managing Director of OGWAMA,Hon Abayomi Semako Hunye make the appeal while inspecting the ongoing rehabilitation work at the Kurata Dumpsite in Ota.

According to him,it only by containerizing their waste that they would be easy for collection and disposal and can be prevented from contaminating the environment.

He said a situation where some residents expose their waste indiscriminately meant danger because when it rains they will infect the underground water which when not purified will lead to water- borne infestation that will result in cholera.

"Aside from this,these waste also find their ways to rivers and wetlands which will equally affect all the wells and boreholes in those areas leading to unwanted consequences.

Hunye therefore called on those living in those areas to avoid drinking well, borehole  as well as sachet water as some of them might not be fit for human consumption this time around.

He however assured the residents that OGWAMA will continue to perform its duties of proper waste management and urge them to make the job easier by containerizing them so that PSP in their areas can pick them adding that waste police are out to arrest those who are adamant to this appeal and directive.

"We want our people to heed this appeal in the interest of the general public so that the cholera issue can be contained as quickly as possible as everything is been done by the state government to reed our state of this disease" he concluded.

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