The Oyo State governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, has set up a task force to immediately look into the current environmental situation at the popular Gbagi Market in Ibadan to curb the possibility of an epidemic.
It should be recalled that Makinde’s administration has recently shown its displeasure over the unkempt state of the market as unapproved market stalls had taken over its original design and waste management had become difficult for the concerned government agency to control.
Members of the committee include its chairman; Mr John Oyewole; the secretary of the Task Force, Mr Oyelakin Oyedokun. Other members include; Dr Dapo Atoyebi, and Mr G.O Oladele.
The Chairman in a press release he signed on Tuesday said the committee was given the task of looking into environmental crisis currently bedeviling the famous market and proffer solutions as well as reaching out to stakeholders.
“With the terms of reference we were given, the committee is principally saddled with the responsibility of coming up with recommendations targeted at the current environment situations within New Gbagi Market in order to prevent environmental pollution, epidemics and fire outbreak, among others.
“In view of this, the Task Force hereby wishes to invite letters from members of the public on the challenges presently confronting the market as well as appropriate recommendations to the same effect and submit such documents to Room 17, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Secretariat, Ibadan on or before Friday, 16th August, 2019 during official hours,” Oyewole said.