BY GBENGA SODEINDE, ADO EKITI
The Conference of Nigeria Political Party (CNPP), in Ekiti State, has called on Governor Ayo Fayose to save the residents from the hazards of environmental decay.
It said the current state of the environment, especially in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, posed health hazards to the people, besides putting the state in bad light to visitors.
In a statement, after their monthly meeting, in Ado-Ekiti its Chairman, Tunji Ogunlola; and Public Relations Officer, Ayo Adelabu, said that centre of Ado-Ekiti had become an eyesore with its attendant health hazards to the residents.
While praising Fayose for commissioning Awedele and Bawa roads, they urged him to return from alleged celebration rounds across the country to address health challenges posed by heaps of refuse that dotted the state capital.
“We have observed that for more than three weeks, the environmental workers have abandoned their jobs while heaps of refuse scattered around the state capital has become an eyesore to the public, particularly the visitors to the state.
“Offensive and choking odour oozing out of the dumpsite is terrifying. The governor should return from his junketting around the country for celebration parties with fellow governors to face serious challenges of governance at home.
“We also urge the Commissioner for the Environment, Bisi Kolawole, to return from his forest reserve inspection for tax assessment to clear the state capital of refuse that can cause an outbreak of diseases,” they said.