Ekiti To Establish Standard Meterological Station

May 9, 2013

Ekiti State Government has concluded plans for the establishment of a Standard Meteorological Station that would provide reliable data required for short and long term planning against flooding in the state. .

The State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who stated this in Ado-Ekiti while flagging off an advocacy programme tagged ‘Operation Klean Ekiti’ (OKE) organised by the State Ministry of Environment, said his administration will also conduct an Hydro-geophysical investigation for ground water pollution in Ado-Ekiti.

Dr. Fayemi explained that the moves were part of efforts of his administration at ensuring a safe environment in the the state.

The Governor disclosed that his government was also taking steps towards procuring a sewage emptier truck as well as facilities for waste re-cycling

He added that six public toilets would also be constructed in Ado metropolis, while plans were on to construct public toilets in other local government headquarters.

Dr. Fayemi who said that his administration is considering having a befitting zoological garden and recreation park in Ado-Ekiti, stated that the Ayede-Isan Forest Reserve would be converted into a games reserve.

Earlier in her welcome address, the State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Eniola Ajayi stressed that her Ministry would regularly encourage cleaning of homes, markets, offices, schools and
places of worship to ensure a healthy environment in the state at all times.

Dr. Ajayi explained that the Ministry has intensified efforts at ensuring proper waste collection in all houses across the state, adding that provision of waste wheelie bins and zoning of towns and
villages for effective collection of waste would also be put in place.

The Commissioner stressed that the Ministry will embark on massive tree planting in both residential and public areas as well as discourage forest degradation and illegal felling of trees as part of
concerted efforts at protecting the environment.

She added that the State Government is proposing ‘one house, one tree’ policy for every building in the state.
Dr. Ajayi however assured that plans are on to tackle cases ofincessant flooding in flood prone areas of the state.

Last modified: May 9, 2013

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