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Oyo govt identifies 52 illegal dumpsites in Ibadan –

The Oyo state government said about 52 black spots, so-called illegal dumps, were found in the state capital Ibadan.

A statement this week from Information, Culture and Tourism Commissioner Dr Wasiu Olatubosun said the state’s waste advisers were stepping up efforts to clean up the dump.

Olatubosun said the blackspot intervention began on Sunday, while the company was also picking up trash.

According to him, the consultant identified 52 blackspots, which are being addressed at various locations in the state.

“This oyo The state government has started clearing about 52 black spots in Ibadan. A lot of work has been done and Mottainai trucks have been clearing the site,” he said.

According to him, illegal dumps in Mokola, Jembewon, Eleyele, Urban Day, Old Ife Road, Iyaganku have been cleared.

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“Ibadan has many illegal dumps and the Oyo State Government Waste Management Task Force and other relevant stakeholders have identified the remaining black spots and are currently addressing them,” he said.

Olatubosun encouraged residents to cooperate with the state government, urging them not to burn their waste, but to bag it for proper disposal.

He applauded the strategy developed by relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to clean up illegal dumps and relocate to residential areas at the same time.

“We call on the residents to follow the established rules. They should ensure that they use authorized PSPs to build a healthy society,” he said.

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