The Oyo State Government waste management consultant, Mottainai Recycling Ltd., says its team has cleared heaps of refuse and human excrement at the New Gbagi Pedestrian Bridge in Ibadan, the state capital.
Its Managing Director, Mr Adey Adewuyi, made this known in a statement on Monday, December 12, 2022, in Ibadan, saying that this action would now make the bridge useable by pedestrians.
Adewuyi said the decision to clean pedestrian bridges in the state capital was part of the Mottainai’s commitment to keep public spaces clean.
According to him, the bridge has been effectively cleaned up and the authority has assigned a sweeper to ensure sustainability.
Adewuyi, however, called for public participation in sustaining the Oyo State Government Clean Environment Drive.
“Until recently, this pedestrian bridge was home to destitute.
“But, henceforth, we will deploy a Special Task Force to flush them out and put an end to the misuse of public infrastructure,” he said.
Adewuyi said that the objective of ensuring the safety of all road users, through the use of pedestrian bridges, must not be neglected.
He said that the decision to build the bridge was not unconnected with the high rate of mortality usually recorded on the busy roads.
Adewuyi, therefore, appealed to pedestrians to henceforth use the pedestrian bridge, saying that the state government’s intention with the bridges was to save lives.
By David Adeoye