Oyo State government to enforce use of refuse bins

The Oyo State government yesterday said it would, from January 15, begin a house-to-house inspection of refuse bins in residential, industrial and commercial areas. The government said it would arrest street scavengers, who are said to disperse refuse dumps in their search for scraps.

The move, the government said, would ensure strict compliance and enforcement of the state’s environmental laws.

The State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Chief Isaac Ishola spoke at a ministerial media briefing at the state secretariat in Ibadan, the capital. It vowed to seal up houses, commercial centres and other property found to be without waste bins and fail to provide one after getting a three-day grace period.