By Josephine Oguntoyinbo & Sade Adewale
The Chairman of Ondo State Waste Management Authority, Hon. Shina Fadamitan, has charged the traders in Shasha market, Akure to always keep their environment clean and ensure disease free surrounding.
Speaking on the Shasha market sanitation exercise, Fadamitan described Shasha as a popular market and a gateway to Akure the state capital and therefore must always be kept clean and hygienic.
The chairman noted that the essence of the visit was to enable the newly constituted members of the board to have an interface with the Shasha traders with a view to replicating the good gesture of government in the market for proper organization.
According to him, it is important for the Shasha market Authorities to key into the government programme to further increase the level of cleanliness in the market premises.
Fadamitan expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance among the traders in cleaning the market.
The government distributed baggage bags to the traders and shop owners to facilitate waste disposal in the market.
Also speaking, the General Manager of the Authority, Mr Ayo Mesileya, appreciated the traders for their co-operation with the government.
Mesileya added that “It is a good sign that the people are ready to keep their environment clean.”
He noted that the exercise is being organised in conjunction with Environmental Department of Akure North Local Government to make the environment disease-free.
The General Manager therefore, enjoined them to be up and doing in cleaning their environment.
The chairman of Yoruba traders in the market, Alhaji Abudeen Fadesere, advised food vendors and sachet water sellers to always dispose their wastes properly.
Fadesere they should noted that the key into the state programme so as to take the state to a greater level.
The chairman of Hausa traders in the market, Alhaji Ibrahim Sheu, who was represented by the General Secretary of the association, Alhaji Aimu Jubril, expressed gratitude to the Waste Management Authority team for the interest in the market.
Sheu however assured the team that the market authorities will continue to co-operate with the state government to ensure that the market is always kept clean and hygienic.
He added that the development has raised their morale, assuring that they will keep to the advice of the chairman in keeping the market clean at all times in order to prevent possible outbreak of diseases.