Report from Gbongan, a very talked-about city and headquarters of Ayedaade Native Authorities Space of Osun State is that open defecation is slowly turning into the norm for some households.
DAILY POST reliably gathered that many homes inside the city which is strategically positioned on the Ibadan-Ife-Akure expressway are with out bathroom amenities and operating water.
Based on some complainants, many of the homes within the city have develop into outdated and going by their design, bathroom amenities are missing and occupants go to alleviate themselves within the surrounding bushes.
Some homes with dilapidated bathrooms solely use them when it’s handy and when situations don’t warrant its use, it’s sealed off briefly.
Affected occupants revealed that homeowners of many of the homes are simply involved about their rents whereas complaints concerning the bathrooms falls on deaf ears.
They revealed additionally that many of the homes are being managed by kids who reside in both Lagos or Ibadan and that they don’t care concerning the upkeep of such homes.
Lamenting the reluctance of the environmental division of the native authorities in serving to them, they maintained that they’ve on many events reached out to the division accountable with none optimistic motion taken.
Additionally, due to the semi-rural nature of the native authorities, provision of operating water had been a continuing explanation for concern however many of the sources of water within the city are obtained from wells and boreholes.
Reacting, the Osun State Commissioner for Atmosphere, Mr. Sola Oladepo in a phone chat with DAILY POST acknowledged that from the knowledge at his disposal, the officers of the ministry shall be within the city on Wednesday, including that he had already charged all of the Administrators of Water, Atmosphere and Sanitation (DWES) in all of the native authorities areas to seal off any home with out correct bathroom amenities.
Whereas noting the issue in tracing such erring homes with out correct data, the commissioner promised to hyperlink up with the Council Supervisor in Ayedaade native authorities space to do the needful.
Based on him, “Because the supervising ministry, we’ll take care of it instantly as a result of if we don’t take such steps, folks will proceed to see it as regular.
“They might additionally use the non-availability of a neighborhood authorities government council in place as an excuse however however, the Council Managers at all times make provisions for the DWES to hold out such essential assignments.”
DAILY POST remembers that Ifedayo Native Authorities Space of Osun State has been licensed Open Defecation Free (ODF) by UNICEF and validated by the Nationwide Job Group on Sanitation (NTGS) on thirtieth October, 2019.