Osayande takes market clean-up campaign to Evbomoma market
…sues for increased commitment to environmental safety
The Executive Chairman of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government, Dr. Eric Osayande, on Monday, led members of Council to Evbomoma market in Ward 9 of the Local Government Area, to enforce the clean and healthy environment policy in that area.
Osayande, accompanied by the Council’s Vice Chairman, Hon. Osamuyi Idehen, Speaker of the Legislative Arm, Hon. Kingsley Balogban, and other senior Council officials were in Evbomoma market to execute the clean-up exercise.
The Council Chairman has said, his administration will pick one market on Mondays for clean-up, aimed at instilling the right attitude in the life of Ikpoba-Okha market women, residents.
Monday’s Evbomoma market clean-up makes it fourth on the roll of campaigns since Osayande assumed Chairmanship in Idogbo, September 4 this year; Ogheghe, Egba and Ohovbe markets in Wards 9, 8 and 3 respectively, tops the list of markets the Council Chairman has led men to clean-up.
The Monday market clean-up is a policy thrust of the Osayande-led administration aimed at ensuring clean, safe and healthy environment within and outside markets in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area.
The campaign is also a collaborative initiative of the Osayande-led administration with the Edo State Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, a programme tagged “Mega Clean Up”, to keep the eighteen (18) Local Government Areas in Edo clean, safe and healthy.
In Evbomoma, he addressed the market women, urging them to be more committed to the cleanliness and safety of their business premises.
“You must dedicate more time to clean-up your business premises; our aim is to ensure that we build the right attitude in you”.
“This initiative is here to stay, we will pick one market every Monday to clean-up and you must ensure that you sustain the Monday exercise because we will be deploying officials to monitor your compliance with the programme”, you must cooperate with Council to help you”, Osayande added.
Iye Eki and Evbomoma market women thanked the Council Chairman for his commitment; noting that the market will continue to cooperate with in Council in all its policies to keep markets in Ikpoba-Okha clean, safe and healthy.
Members of the Efosa Uwadiae-led committee on environment, Councilors, Supervisory Councilors, and a host of others were present.
Osayande has said he will pick a market for clean-up next Monday.