Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has restated the commitment of his administration to enhance environmental sustainability more importantly now that the state is witnessing an improved waste management, flooding and erosion control.
Makinde who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Lawal stated this on Friday at the commissioning of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project building, tricycles, ICT centre and other attainments at Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, secretariat, Ibadan.
He said the State Government had in January 2020 approved the release of N500 million as counterpart fund for the World Bank supported in the state adding that this will open the door for the State to realize its goal of becoming an environmental friendly state and choice investment destination in Nigeria.
Lawal noted that the present administration has placed huge premium on sanitation and environmental cleanliness as a way of life adding that the new architecture put in place is going to be more sustainable, effective and result oriented.
In his welcome address, the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Abiodun Oni said the Oyo State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project initiative focuses on erosion and land degradation with its devasting impact on lives and livelihood thereby reducing environmental and economic devastation in the state. His words:
“Our dear State as one of the participatory states in NEWMAP projects in Nigeria had some of her activities spread across
The event was attended by Secretary to the State Government, Olubanwo Adeosun, Director-General BPP, Ms Tara Adefope, Head of Service, Alh. Ololade Agboola, among other Government functionaries