Prophet Joseph Igbodo, the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International has during the week frowned at the overgrown weeds by the entrance of Ika South Council Secretariat opposite Musa Slaughter, urging the authorities of the Council to clear off the weeds and clean their environment before apprehending sanitation violators.
Prophet Igbodo who made the statement during an interactive session with newsmen in Agbor, also expressed dismay over the abandonment of not less than one thousand waste bins at the Council. He appealed to the authorities of the Council to distribute the waste bins to residents because according to him, it is the tax payers’ money they used in buying them. He also noted that if they are distributed to residents, it will check the indiscriminate dumping of refuse into the gutters.
Continuing, the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and Proprietor, St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, both in Agbor, stated that it is an embarrassment for a council that enforces environmental sanitation on the residents of the area not to be able to keep its compound clean yet workers of the council go to the College of Education Junction every last Saturday of the month to apprehend sanitation defaulters. He urged them to remove the waste bins and clear the place off weeds, emphasizing that they should first observe their sanitation inward before apprehending violators.
Prophet Igbodo said it was painful that the money used in purchasing the waste bins is not serving its purpose, saying that it is unfortunate that Ika South Council authorities cannot grade roads and even make provision of good markets within the Council area. He stressed that most communities in Ika South do not have good markets. According to him, “Go to Alisimie, Alifekede, Ewuru, Ekuku-Agbor, Emuhu, Agbor-Nta, Alihami, Oki I and Oki II, even Omumu, none of them have good markets. What will the authorities of Ika South Council stand up to say they are doing or have achieved? The proof or evidence is not there,” he stated.
Prophet Igbodo urged the Executive Chairman of Ika South LGA, Hon. (Barr.) Victor Okoh to address the issues.
During a visit to the Council Secretariat by Ika Weekly reporters, efforts to reach the Head of Environment Department of the Council, Mr. Francis Ekih were futile.