Edo govt sacks waste manager in charge of Oregbeni Market

By Isaac Olamikan

Edo State Government has ordered the removal of Imose Cleaning and Facility Management Company as the Waste Manager in charge of Oregbeni Market, in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.

Addressing journalists in Benin City, the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Engr. Jonathan Lawani said the waste manager was removed after a series of complaints from residents and traders in the market.

According to him, “there had been a series of complaints from traders and residents in the market and its environs which is within the area of responsibility of the company. Imose does not evacuate waste on time, even after collecting fees.”

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Engr. Lawani said the ministry, in collaboration with the Head of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) and the Head of Environmental Health Department of the Local Government, had made several efforts to ensure the market and its environs are kept clean always.

According to him, the state government will not spare anyone who is thwarting the effort of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in ensuring the state is clean, adding that the sack of the waste manager will serve as a deterrent to those who renege on their duties.

The commissioner appealed to residents in the state to imbibe the culture of maintaining a clean environment by engaging the services of waste managers for proper evacuation and disposal of waste.

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