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Osun festival to hold in August, despite pollution of sacred river – State govt




The 2021 Osun competition billed for August would go on as scheduled regardless of the air pollution of the Osun River, attributable to gold mining actions within the Ijesa axis of the state.


This was made recognized by Adetoyi Michael Adeyinka, Home Committee Chairman on Tradition and Tourism within the state, throughout an unscheduled go to to the Osun Grove by the Committees on Setting, Sanitation, Tradition and Tourism of the state.

Adeyinka mentioned “the continuing mining actions will by no means have an effect on the standard heritage of Osun and it’ll not additionally have an effect on the annual Osun competition.

“I’m sure that earlier than the competition kicks off, we shall be witnessing great enhancements and the setting can have been taken care of.”

Adeyinka defined that each committees have been working collectively to make sure every part is in fine condition earlier than the latter a part of the 12 months.

Whereas revealing that the Osun River is a method of attraction for each international and native vacationers, he maintained that gold mining actions have grossly polluted the waterway and there was a necessity for laws to urgently be certain that the federal government’s intention on the subject of tourism is not going to be truncated.

“Osun State Home of Meeting has been knowledgeable and that’s for this oversight go to to see issues for ourselves so that we are going to know which path to come back from within the proposed laws.

“I’m certain with this, there shall be controls in such a way that the targets of presidency and the Ministry of Tradition and Tourism shall be achieved.”

Corroborating, the Chairman of the Home Committee on Setting and Sanitation, Gbenga Ogundipe mentioned because it has been established that the air pollution and color change noticed within the river is straight linked to mining actions, extra motion can be put into the method of arising with laws.

He defined that the Setting and Sanitation Commissioner has assured them that steps have already been taken and inside a short while, optimistic outcomes can be noticed.

The lawmaker representing Osogbo State Constituency within the Osun State Home of Meeting, Taofeek Badamosi additionally mentioned the Ataoja of Osogbo land has expressed worries over the rising air pollution of the River and has mandated him to liaise with each Home Committees.

Badamosi who revealed that inhabitants of the state capital have additionally been clamouring for tactics to resolve the issue famous that he has been assured that one thing shall be completed to resolve the river air pollution earlier than August.

DAILY POST had reported on Sunday seventh of March, 202 , concerning the ‘human actions drying up the Osun River’ and on Thursday 1st April, 2021 alerted that residents raised alarm after the River modified color.

A hashtag trending on Twitter, #Osunriverpollution earlier within the week after collection of stories experiences by DAILY POST and different media shops had made the Speaker of the Osun State Home of Meeting to mandate its committees on Setting and Sanitation and Tradition and Tourism to swing into motion.

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