The new Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Oyo state, Mr Idowu Oyeleke, on Tuesday, revealed that he will rid Oyo State’s waterways and roadsides of illegal structures, shops and kiosks.
Oyeleke revealed this as part of his agenda while speaking at the state’s House of Assembly on Tuesday.
OYOINSIGHT.COM reported that Oyeleke’s nomination by the governor to fill the vacuum left by the late Commissioner for Environment, Kehinde Ayoola was approved by the State House of Assembly.
He also stated that he will give attention to tackling indiscriminate disposal of refuse on the waterways and road medians.
Speaking further on his agenda, Oyeleke said the state was also on its path to effective waste to wealth management with the state’s recent approval of the rehabilitation of dumpsites in the state.
He further assured that efforts will be geared towards boosting the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
The Atiba-born politician added that with collaboration with the recently inaugurated environmental task force, environmental offenders will be made to face the consequences of their actions.