No plan to sack street cleaners in Ekiti —Govt


Contrary to claims in some quarters, the Ekiti State Government has said  it has no intention of sacking the street cleaners or any other category of workers in the state.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Hon. Bisi Kolawole who gave the assurance in Ado Ekiti during a meeting with stakeholders to discuss government policy on environmental sustainability.
The Governor’s aide however stressed the need for the cleaners to be alive to their duties in order to achieve the desired result reiterating the commitment of the Fayose administration to ensuring a clean and healthy environment.
According to him, government would soon take delivery of 3 tractors and 12 tipping trailers for evacuation of refuse adding that arrangement were in top gear to commence a house to house collection of waste in the state.
Hon. Kolawole, however, cautioned people in the state to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse particularly in waterways emphasizing that the task of maintaining a friendly and healthy environment is a collective responsibility.
Charging individuals and corporate bodies to fashion out arrangement to monitor the cleaning of their respective immediate environments, Kolawole stated that they should not wait for government’s sanction over unkempt premises, blocked drainages and unattractive environment before fulfilling their social responsibilities.


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