Yuletide: Friends of Deji Ola Clean Up Ibadan, laud Mogbonjubola for his proactiveness

Today, a registered NGO, Friends of Deji Ola engaged in a clean-up exercise at major areas in Ibadan North and Ibadan North East Local Government areas respectively. The exercise which stopped at the Government house, Agodi was joined by the representative of Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Abdulmojeed Mogbonjubola and the Personal Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde, Alhaji Akeem Azeez.

While delivering her speech on his behalf, The Director of Environmental Health Services, Mrs Bukola Oluwaseun Areo expressed her gratitude to the volunteers for their contribution to the creation of a sustainable environment in Oyo State noting that, efforts from all critical stakeholders are needed as Government alone can not achieve a clean and habitable environment without the inputs of the citizens.

She also noted that, FOD is always appreciated as its track records can never be overemphasized especially in the area of community services.

In his own remarks, Alhaji Azeez acknowledged Friends of Deji Ola for all their efforts in complimenting the State Government, stating that the initiative is worthy of emulation. He however advised that the organization should not rest on its oars in order to keep creating positive impacts in the state and Nigeria at large.

Speaking during the exercise, the Convener, Prince Deji Ola emphasised the importance of sanitation in our community noting that FOD volunteers are always charged to clean a space to set the pace in accordance with the pacesetting status of our dear state.
He revealed that the year end cleanup activity is just a tip of the iceberg as the NGO has itemized series of activities to close year 2023 in a very symbolic way.

Ola however appreciated Honourable Commisioner for Environment and Natural Resources for ensuring that all necessary resources and logistics are provided to make activity a success. He also expressed his gratitude to Mannaseh Engineering for providing compactor which no doubt contributed the o the success of the project.

A passer-by, Mr Adegoke Jinadu who witnessed the voluntary exercise stated that he was astonished when he saw youths from all walks of life voluntarily cleaning the community without being forced to do so. He encouraged the team to continue to contribute their quota to the development of the state, especially their immediate community .

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