Ekiti Commissioner, Aluko-Ajisafe Lauds Governor Oyebanj Giant Strides …pledges total commitment to conducive environment

  • By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Chief Mrs. Tosin Aluko-Ajisafe, has commended the efforts of the governor of Ekiti State, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanj for leaving no stone unturned over his developmental agendas in Ekiti.

She gave the commendations in Ado-Ekiti during a courtesy parly between the ministry and the members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists’ Online Chapel, Ekiti State Council.


The All Progressives Congress chieftain stated that within the short period in the saddle as Commissioner, the ministry under her supervision has made tremendous progress as a result of God-fearing and well determined governor in power.

Hon. Aluko said the actions of the governor so far has really shown that Ekiti people will know his administration for better because he was well prepared for the tasks ahead.

Chief Aluko expressed his gratitude to the governor for his support to the ministry at all time since the inception of this present administration in Ekiti state.

She described the governor as God’s sent to Ekiti people considering all the developmental progress and community engagements of the governor and his cabinet in the last two hundred days in office. She therefore thanked all Ekiti indigenes home and diaspora for their comments and encouragement so far. She solicited the support of well-meaning Ekiti people including stakeholders who resides outside Ekiti State, noting that government cannot do it alone.

Hon. Aluko who reiterated more commitment to community development, adding that his administration will not rest on it’s oars. She emphasized the proactive stance of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji’s administration regarding waste management in the state during a discussion with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Online. She outlined the administration’s commitment to creating a conducive environment for all.

She pointed out that the governor had recently approved a study visit to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, demonstrating a dedication to enhancing waste management and public health.

The former local government Chairman, revealed that her ministry is engaging with private sector partners to communicate the government’s plans for the sector. These plans encompass wealth creation through waste management (waste-to-wealth), the return of large bins to about 20 locations in the state capital, and the beautification of medians with flowers to discourage residents from using them as dumping sites.

Speaking on the enforcement of environmental laws, Chief Aluko explained that recruitment into the environmental health department of the ministry is underway to employ more environmental health officers. This initiative, approved by the Governor, Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, aims to safeguard public health and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

The commissioner highlighted ongoing sensitization efforts, including programs, commercials, and jingles, encouraging households in the state to have toilets. Penalties for non-compliance are also being broadcast on various media platforms, with plans to take action against violators.

Chief Aluko underscored the governor’s commitment to the people’s welfare, citing the proactive dredging of canals and drainages before the rainy season, which significantly reduced the risk of flooding-related casualties.

While promising improved waste management initiatives, she called on residents to reciprocate government efforts by responsibly managing waste and maintaining cleanliness to prevent epidemics.

The Ado-Ekiti born-politician assured members of the Ekiti NUJ Online chapel of the ministry’s willingness to collaborate and urged them to ensure balanced reporting and fact-checking before publishing on their platforms.

Earlier in his opening remark, Chairman of the Online Chapel, comrade Ayodele Abere lauded Chief Aluko and her team for their swift action upon assuming office. He highlighted the purpose of the visit as a partnership opportunity for information sharing and control.

Mr. Babatunde Alokan; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment; Mr. Tunde Balogun, Director Environmental Health and Sanitation and Engr. Ayoola Osalusi; General Manager, Ekiti State Waste Management Authority were in attendance.

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