Kwara Assembly calls for stringent measures against indiscriminate dumping of refuse

By Dare Akogun

The Kwara State House of Assembly has advocated for stringent measures against indiscriminate refuse disposal in Ilorin, the state Capital.

This was part of resolutions of the House after considering Motion on Notice titled ” Need to Curb Use of Road Medians and Walkways as Refuse Dumps in Ilorin Metropolis” raised by the lawmaker representing Share-Oke Ode Constituency, Honourable Abdulrazaq Owolabi, plenary today.

Hon. Owolabi said the citizens, traders, shop owners in Oja Oba, Oja Tun Tun, Ipata, Gambari, Balogun Fulani, Centre igboro, Sango, Surulere other areas of the Ilorin metropolis are notorious for the uncivilized practice.

Other Lawmakers in the their contributions to the motion called for public enlightenment of the people to sensitize them on proper Environmental Sanitation to guarantee healthy environment

Reading the resolutions of the House, Speaker, Honourable Yakubu Danlad-Salihu urged Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to invoke the provision of relevant sections in the state Environmental Laws and establish Mobile Courts to bring erring members of the public to book to serve as deterrents to others.

The house also urged the government to
direct the Ministries of Health, Environment and Communications to swing into action of educating the people on the need to put an end to illegal dumping of refuse in the state capital.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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