Isolo LCDA to prosecute indiscriminate waste disposal offenders
By Damilola Kushimo
The Chairman, Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Shamsudeen Olaleye, has set up a task force committee to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disposing waste indiscriminately especially on the highways.
The Council Leader, Hon. Remy Shittu, in a chat with ECHONEWS, said the development was necessary to curtail the danger of social vices and health hazard portended by uncontrolled indiscriminate waste disposal that has relatively become the custom in the community especially at Ago-Okota area.
He said: “Isolo LCDA at large, this is to inform us that a task force committee has been inaugurated to arrest and prosecute residents who dump refuse indiscriminately at unauthorized places, most especially on Ago Palace Way. Offenders would be arrested, put in Black Maria and taken to court for prosecution.
“The danger of indiscriminate dumping of waste is that it creates a dirty environment with possible spread of epidemic diseases. Another danger could be blockage of drainages which hinders free flow of water. Stagnant water spoils the roads and creates an enabling environment for mosquito to breed. More dangerous is the possibility of reptiles and very dangerous creatures finding their ways into our homes.”
He established that the motive behind the setting up of the committee was to ensure that the community is clean and to make the residents more responsible in term of environmental sanitation.
“To be responsible citizens, we should patronise approved appropriate constituted waste collectors to pick our wastes and pay them as and when due and stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the main roads or inside gutters. I will advise everyone to be law abiding as indiscriminate waste disposal is against the bye law of the council and anyone caught will be prosecuted.”