Ekiti state warns against dumping refuse in drains
The Ekiti State Government has warned residents against the dumping of refuse in drains and hampering the free flow of rain water.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport, Mr Sunday Komolafe, gave the warning during an interactive session with newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.
Komolafe said that the practice was capable of causing heavy flooding on roads, especially when the rainy season fully sets in.
He described the act as a great
sabotage to the good and lofty efforts of government toward providing motorable and flood-free environment for the people.
“It is a very bad habit to dump materials, such as sand, stones, refuse by the gutters.
“This can sabotage the good intention of government toward checking flooding on the road, which impedes free vehicular movement.”
Komolafe said that Gov. Abiodun Oyebanji’s administration was committed to the wellbeing of its citizenry.
He warned perpetrators of the uncharitable act to desist from it or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.
“I want to sound a note of warning against this act. Government will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute whoever was caught in such an act,” he said.
The permanent secretary further urged the people to “help government to help them.
“People should not jettison the
warnings issued by experts in the field of meteorology and weather
forecast concerning heavy rains and flooding this year,” he stated.
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