Ekiti State Announces Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise for May 2024

In a statement released by the Ekiti State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Erelu Tosin Aluko-Ajisafe, the state government has announced the details of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise for May 2024.

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The exercise will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2024, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. During this time, there will be movement restrictions for both people and vehicles throughout the state, with exceptions made for those engaged in official responsibilities, essential duties and services, as well as candidates, supervisors, and monitoring officers involved in the upcoming Federal Government Academy examination scheduled for the same day at the Federal Government College in Ikole Ekiti.

The theme for the May edition of the environmental sanitation exercise is “Clean Environment Prolongs Life, Make Sanitation A Habit”. Residents of the state are encouraged to tidy up their surroundings during this period.

The statement also provided additional details:
– Market women are expected to clean their shops and stalls during the weekly Thursday market sanitation.
– All government employees are urged to clean their offices and surroundings on Friday, May 24th, 2024, before the close of work.
– Locals and business owners are advised to properly dispose of their wastes and clear drainage systems in front of their structures.
– Vendors at various markets are reminded to utilize the opportunity to clean their stores and booths, ensuring proper disposal of rubbish without dumping into drainages.
– All marketplaces and commercial settings shall remain closed until 10 am on the day of the sanitation exercise.

The statement further added that Environmental Health Officers from the State and Local Government, as well as NGOs and Security agencies, will monitor the sanitation exercise. Additionally, Mobile Courts will be operational across the state for the prosecution of violators of environmental health and sanitation laws.

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