Concerned by the role played by the State Ministry of Environment in ensuring a cleaner, healthier, safe and sustainable environment, the Ogun State House of Assembly, has urged the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to appoint another substantive Commissioner for the Ministry.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, made the appeal while responding to the submission of a member representing Yewa North II and the Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Wahab Haruna, who intimated the Assembly on the need to fill the vacuum created by the absence of a political head for the Ministry, which had been affecting some its programmes, performances and output.
Oluomo, who acknowledged that the appointment of political office holders remained the prerogative of the State Governor, however stated that the need to ensure the promotion of a safe and healthy environment made it imperative to swiftly consider the appointment of a new Commissioner to take charge of the Ministry.
Such appointment, the Speaker added would allow for a more robust coordination and administration towards harnessing strategies in tackling environmental hazards including flash flood alert, which was recently issued by Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), admonishing residents to adopt an attitudinal change to dumping refuse in drainage channels or erecting structures on water ways.