The Supervising Councillor for Environment and Waste Management in Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Gbenga Akinbinu has urged residents of the council to keep their environment clean.
In a brief chat with Amuwo News, the Supervising Councilor claimed he is on a quest to sensitize members of various communities in the area about the need to pay attention to the environment.
Comrade Akinbinu said, “First, we want to take our space, we want to take back our community.
“As someone who was born here in Festac, I understand this community very well, and I think it’s important for us to take back our heritage and change the narrative. To make corrections from wrong to right, to make people aware that this is our community and we can make it better.”
He said, “Looking at Mile 2, Festac, and Abule Ado, apart from the roads you see, we have the green zone, bicycle lane, and walkway. People fail to understand that the green zone is meant for flowers.
“What we intend to do is to those who are occupying areas they are not supposed to occupy. We have to remove them from that area, while those who are occupying areas they are supposed to occupy also need to change the narrative to ensure they clean their surroundings.”
Comrade Abiodun also stated that the ongoing environmental campaign will be a daily activity.
He commended residents for the support given to the team thus far and reiterated that the environment will be safer and cleaner with the support of the community.
Comrade Akinbinu addressed the issue of street trading, saying there would be zero tolerance for street hawking on the walkways.
He assured residents that the AOLG environment department is working in the interest of the community.
Comrade Akinbinu thanked the Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh, for allowing him to serve Amuwo Odofin.