HeThe government has started to clean up around 52 black spots, also known as illegal dumping sites in Ibadan, the state capital.
A statement by the Information, Culture and Tourism Commissioner, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun on Tuesday, indicated that the trucks of Waste Consultant, Mottainai Recycling Ltd have been seen at different locations in Ibadan.
Olatubosun said the black spot intervention started on Sunday, while the company is also rolling out its door-to-door waste collection.
According to him, Mottainai identified 52 black spots and these black spots are being attended to in different parts of the State.
“HeThe government has started to clean up approximately 52 black spots in Ibadan. A huge job has been done and the Mottainai trucks have been clearing the places,” he said.
According to him, illegal dumpsites have been cleaned up in Mokola, Jembewon, Eleyele, Urban Day, Old Ife road, Iyaganku.
“There are many illegal dump sites here in Ibadan and the remaining black spots have been identified by the Oyo state government task force on waste management and other relevant stakeholders and are currently being worked on,” he said.
Olatubosun encouraged residents to work in partnership with the State Government, urging them not to burn their waste, but to bag it for proper disposal.
He applauded the strategy implemented by relevant actors in the environmental sector, to clear illegal dumpsites and move to residential areas simultaneously.
“We call on the neighbors to comply with the established regulations. They should make sure to use licensed PSPs for a healthy society,” he said.