Wife of the Osun State governor, Alhaja Serifat Aregbesola, stated this while performing bi monthly sanitation exercise that took place in Ilesa, last Saturday.
Alhaja Aregbesola, who emphasised the need for the people of the state to take the exercise with all seriousness, said sustainability of the environment was key to good living.
She lauded the people of Ilesa for their turnout for the exercise, maintaining that proper sanitation would free them from all forms of diseases.
She further urged people of the state to shun unwholesome practices that could expose them to danger and environmental degradation.
In her welcome speech, the state Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Professor Olubukola Oyawoye said the exercise was aimed at increasing awareness of the people on the attendant benefits of sanitation and healthy living.
Professor Oyawoye urged the people of the state to imbibe the culture of healthy living to justify huge investment of government in the area of sanitation and environmental sustainability.
Oyawoye maintained that government efforts in the promotion of friendly environment had yielded positive result as the state had not recorded any case of cholera in the recent time.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the governor on Environment and Sanitation, Mr Bola Ilori ,recounted efforts of government in forestalling flood in the state through its dredging of rivers and streams.
Ilori warned those who were engaging in dumping of refuse in unauthorised places to desist from the act, noting that any person caught would face the music.
The special Adviser, who called on people of the state to always observe the bi-monthly exercise which is for their betterment, said henceforth, government would not spare the violator of order.
At the exercise were the General Manager, Osun State Waste Management Agency (OSWMA), Alhaji Ganiyu Oyeladun, wife of the commissioners in the state, the Leader, Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye, among others.