Kwara State government has punished 130 sanitary offenders at the mobile courts during the monthly sanitation exercise held in Ilorin on Saturday.
The Environment Commissioner stated that the exercise which was described by many as successful would be taken beyond the state capital to other parts of the state, stressing that the improved general sanitation observed in the state on the last Saturday of every month would be sustained.
Speaking with journalists, the state commissioner for environment and forestry, Mohammed Aliyu Sarfudeen, said the exercise was a laudable one considering cooperation of the local governments within the Ilorin metropolis.
He said that the councils supported the exercise with 32 trucks to man the sanitation exercise.
The commissioner stressed that the ministry will partner with the security agencies, most especially, to further strengthen the collaboration of the public towards the exercise, saying that a healthy life is paramount to every household in the state.
Sarfudeen appreciated the Kwara State House of Assembly for giving priority to the ministry during the budget defense.
The Chairman of the House Committee on Environment, Hon. Razaq Owolabi emphasized that the House will continue to partner with the ministry to enhance the hygienic environment for Kwarans.
According to him, the budget will be passed in a few weeks and the funds allotted for sanitation will improve the activities in the state.