Daily Metro News NG
The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed the nomination of Dr. Abdullateef Idowu Oyeleke as Commissioner for Environment and National Resources in the state.
The confirmation follows a request by Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to fill the vacuum created over the death of the former Commissioner, Mr Kehinde Ayoola.
Responding to questions during Tuesday plenary from the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Fadeyi, Majority Leader, Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin and Hon. Wumi Oladeji, the commissioner designate assures them that he will key into environmental development plans of the state government, particularly on the rehabilitation of dump sites and waste to wealth initiative of the state Governor.
While decrying the indiscriminate disposal of refuse on the water ways and median of the roads in the state, the commissioner designate expressed his readiness to work with the recently inaugurated environmental task force to make environmental offenders face the consequences of their actions.
Reeling out his plans on the waste to wealth management, Dr. Oyeleke said since Governor Makinde has already approved the rehabilitation of dump sites in the state including turning waste to wealth, he will ensure full implementation of the plans to boost the state’s Internal Generated Revenue, IGR.
Oyeleke established that all illegal structures, shops and kiosks erected on the water ways and by the road sides will be looked into to ensure safe and healthy environment.
Oyeleke said that he will make sure the ministry is proactive to its tasks, and ensures that all agencies and task forces under the ministry work together to achieve better results.