By Elizabeth Uwandu
BENIN—THE Edo State Government has charged the state Waste Management Board to ensure that the state is kept clean at all times or risk disbandment.
Speaking at a training workshop for Waste Managers in Benin City, the Chairman, Strategic Planning Unit, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, said that Governor Godwin Obaseki understood the issue of waste management, as “He is very passionate about it and ready to provide resources and materials to ensure that Edo is kept clean.”
According to him, “Environment has a direct link with tourism, health and investment , which in turn have multiplier effects on the populace and therefore, should be handled with utmost efficiency. There is no room for compromise. We want results if not the governor can disband the board if he is not satisfied and that is why you must work hard.”
On her part, the Head of Edo State Civil Service, Mrs Gladys Idahor, said environmental sustainability was very dear to the governor and enjoined officials of the Waste Management Board to ensure they add value to the system or step aside now.