Residents of Awotan-Apete-Akufo area have expressed their appreciation to Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde for relieving the communities of Air Pollution and unpleasant waste smell which they have been suffering of for over fifteen years.
The community made this known during Governor Makinde’s inspection to the Awotan Dumpsite popularly known as Asunle on Monday.
One of the community leaders who identify himself as Soliu, led other community residents to the site, he and his team could not contained their excitements at the sight of Governor Makinde, they were screaming the Governor’s name in appreciations of his giant strides towards improving the quality of lives of Oyo state residents stressing that the state has never had it so good in terms of giving dividend of democracy back to the masses.
The governor paid the unscheduled inspection visit in the company of top officials from the ministry of environment and natural resources led by the ministry’s permanent secretary to assess the level of work done on the ongoing projects called for expedited action.
Special Assistant on Energy to governor Seyi Makinde, Hon. Saka Moshood Olawale, who was already at the dumpsite for inspection before the governor arrived expressed optimism with the economic might the site will bring to the economy of the state when completed.
Speaking at the scene, Engr Olawale explained that Oyo state is committed to generating alternative power in order to provide more constant and regular electricity power supply to the entire state.
He added that his inspection of the dump site was key part of his weeklong schedule to get progress report from on the spot assessment of such dump sites which he described as vital source of renewable energy for the state adding that several investors have expressed interests in keying into governor Makinde’s ‘waste to wealth agenda.
The Special Assistant on Energy, however assured that the governor’s commitment to bringing his economic blueprint to fruition remained unwavering stressing that even though COVID-19 has done great damage to the state economy, governor Makinde remain resolute to achieving his laudable plans for the state within reasonable time.