Fear of epidemic outbreak grips Ondo residents as refuse litters Akure

Fear of epidemic outbreak grips Ondo residents as refuse litters Akure

In the past few days, major roads within Akure, the Ondo State capital, have been littered with refuse dumps. It was gathered that the not-too-pleasant scenario, which is currently giving residents huge concern, was due to the non payment of the evacuation fees by the state government to the contractor (ZL Global Alliance) in charge

In the past few days, major roads within Akure, the Ondo State capital, have been littered with refuse dumps.

It was gathered that the not-too-pleasant scenario, which is currently giving residents huge concern, was due to the non payment of the evacuation fees by the state government to the contractor (ZL Global Alliance) in charge of clearing refuse dumps in the state.

A drive across roads such as: Oja Oba, Oba Adesida Road, Oyemekun Road, Arakale and Ondo Road, among others, would not be possible without being greeted by heaps of refuse dumped within the nook and cranny of the streets.

Some residents, who have been showing concerns over the development, expressed worry due to the health hazard they were being exposed to, which they said if not urgently addressed could lead to the epidemic outbreak in the state.

According to a resident, who simply gave her name as Tumininu, stated that “Since Monday, this is what we have been exposed to and the government is not bothered. Only God knows how long this would last because the stench from the refuse can suffocate anyone passing by it.

“God forbid an outbreak of cholera; we all know that the effect will be disastrous. That is why we are appealing to the government to act fast.”

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