Idowu Oyeleke

Oyo State government has launched Clean and Green Club in schools, embarking on tree planting and distribution of mobile toilets with targeted stopping open defecation in the state.

According to the commissioner for environment and natural resources, Idowu Oyeleke, during an awareness campaign, this has been necessitated by the need to keep the environment clean.

He said tree planting was one of the ways of responding to the urgent need to reduce the harmful effect of global warming.

The commissioner, while kicking off the tree planting at Oje Market, said it signified the footprint of what Governor Seyi Makinde had stated in transforming Oyo State and making life better for the people.

Read Also: Igangan killings: Oyo NUJ calls for security summit

Speaking earlier at the launching of mobile toilets and clean and green club in select public secondary schools, the secretary to the state government, Olubamiwo Adeosun, noted that the benefits of clean environment and tree planting could not be overemphasised, hence, the reason for introducing the ideals to the younger ones who will also pass the message to the next generation.

“This would help the present administration to transform Oyo State into a better position to attract a healthier environment and make individuals be more creative in their thinking.”

Adeosun equally stated that the mobile toilets would eradicate open defecation in the state and also reduce communicable diseases that may threaten individual’s life.