Osun State Government yesterday said that its O’Clean Plus programme Initiative has restored healthy living among citizens, adding that the scheme has also gone a long way in averting incident of flooding in the state.
The government, while responding to allegations that the programme was a “drain pipe” through the general manager, Osun State Waste Management Agency, OSWMA, Alhaji Ganiyu Oyeladun, rated the O’ Clean as “successful” and attributed the success to the commitment of the governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola and ingenuity of Special Adviser to governor on Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Bola ilori.
The OSWMA boss, in a release issued in Osogbo yesterday, copies of which were made available to newsmen then debunked the allegations that only ten out of its sixty one refuse trucks bought under the scheme were functioning.
Oyeladun said government under its O’Clean programme procured sixty one brand new customized refuse trucks with two hundred and forty four units of refuse bins for its empowerment programme in waste management tagged “private sector partnership in waste management”.
He added that the trucks were given to interested members of public under the PSP arrangement to ensure that the programme like other programmes of the present administration recorded success.
He added that government had deployed the sixty-one trucks to all the thirty one local government areas of the state and Modakeke Area Office, stressing that all the trucks have been operating optimally, except one which was involved in an accident.