Osun Residents Laud State Govt On Bi-Monthly Sanitation

Scores of residents of Osogbo, the Osun capital, on Saturday commended the state government on the bi-monthly sanitation aimed at improving the health of the people.

Mr Adelani Tijani, a resident of Oke-Ijetu area of the town, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the policy was a move in the right direction.

“I am personally delighted about the exercise. It has seriously changed the face of our environment and made it clean, and the metropolis is now carrying the real face of a state capital.

“It is obvious that environment determines the survival of its inhabitants. It is the number one thing to consider in human development policies as a government,’’ he said.

Also, Mrs Akinyemi Daisi, a shop owner at Ogo-Oluwa area of the town, described the initiative as a proactive approach to healthy living.

“A serious government must take as an optimum responsibility the need for a healthy environment for its citizens, as it will transform to better economic conditions,’’ she said.

Daisi listed some of the sanitary problems which used to confront the people of the area to include poor waste disposal.

She however said the present administration in the state had addressed the waste disposal problem.

“We are indeed grateful to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola for his outstanding initiative. The issue of waste disposal has been adequately addressed through the `O’Clean Programme’.

“More of this type of policies should be dished out for the betterment of the people and the socio-economic advancement of the people of the state,’’ Daisi said.