When the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola said His Excellency Engr Seyi Makinde launched a new solid waste management architecture recently and what the architecture entails is the proper collection, storage and conveyance of solid waste from the point of generation to the point of disposal, which is the dumpsite.
Residents in the Pace Setter State had thought such huge task would be achieved through usual manual labour means. An inspection to the dumpsite by GOALPOACHER NEWS, showed that Oyo State Government is adopting latest technology to achieve the unequal feat.
“Part of what that entails again is, collection, storage and transfer to dumpsite will be largely private-sector driven. I am happy to report to you that the selection of Private Sector Participant (PSP) for solid waste has been concluded and because they have to dump the waste in a place, the dumpsite has to be made ready and comfortable.
“Pursuant to that, the Oyo State Executive Council has approved contracts for the rehabilitation of two waste dumpsites in Ibadan. There is one at Ajakanga, Oluyole Local Government and the second one is at Awotan near Apete in Ido Local Government. The contractor has, as I speak to you, moved to site and work has commenced.
“The idea is to expand the capacity and enhance the efficiency of our solid waste collection and disposal efforts.”