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It is unsafe to locate disposal sites near households, according to the Ekiti government

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The government of Ekiti State has issued a warning to the public, stating that the spread of deadly infectious illnesses might result from the placement of waste sites in close proximity to residential buildings.

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The administration went on to say that this practice might put locals at risk of contracting deadly diseases including Cholera and Diarrhea.

During Saturday’s monthly environmental cleaning operation in the Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Chief (Mrs.) Monisade Afuye, the state’s Deputy Governor, issued the warning in Ilupeju Ekiti.

Ire, Ilupeju, Oye, and Ayegbaju Ekiti are all in Oye LGA and were visited.

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In a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Victor Ogunje, Mrs. Afuye emphasized the need of properly disposing of waste and sewage at designated places, away from residential areas, in order to minimize any health risks.

The purpose of this environmental cleaning is to ensure your personal safety. We hope that diseases do not strike Ekiti, but you cannot put your health at risk by situating garbage sites close to your houses.

For your own protection, I beg you to fix this anomaly. She warned that they did not want their hard-earned money going into medical expenses.

At Oye Central Market, the deputy governor made a point of warning vendors that it is a violation of the State Environmental Sanitation Law to set up booths during environmental sanitation.

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Afterwards, she formally reported the market vendors working illegally during the cleanliness drive at the palace of Oloye of Oye Ekiti, Oba Oluwole Ademolaju.

Outside the market, Mrs. Afuye and the king subsequently spoke to the vendors, urging them to stop engaging in such illicit behavior.

Citizens who disobey the exercise are considered saboteurs and will face penalties if proven guilty, the deputy governor said.

We will not hesitate to seize all of your stuff and arrest you the next time we catch you acting in this manner. Those who break the law will face the full force of the law. Please, I beg of you, do not let this happen, she cautioned.

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In his reprimand, Oba Ademolaju characterized the infraction as deeply troubling, adding that the market women’s leaders had already sensitized their members to the requirement of monthly environmental cleaning.

Noting that the government may arrest offenders and punish them appropriately, the king expressed his unhappiness with the dealers’ behavior and cautioned that it should not be repeated in future editions.

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