Waste cart pushers have been banned from operating in Ogun by the state government on grounds of being “indicted of complicity in crimes across the state.”
Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority, Ola Oresanya said the ban is with immediate effect as activities of the cart pushers constitute a security risk to the residents of the state.
Oresanya stated that any waste cart pusher caught operating from now on in the state will be arrested and his cart crushed.
He said; “While they are operating, our people innocently open their premises and commercial outlets to them for the evacuation of their wastes, but unknowingly to them, these cart pushers who are mostly foreigners collate vital information on how to compromise the security of their premises and pass them to the men of the underworld and sometimes join them to rob and terrorize our people.
“Cart pushers deface the aesthetic beauty of the state by their indiscriminate dumping of refuse. Their exit is a good riddance to a bad rubbish.”
Residents of the state have been directed to patronize Waste PSP in the area for prompt, effective and structured service.