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The Oyo State Government on Monday banned the use of styrofoam for food services, storage, and other related purposes.

Recalling that the state House of Assembly had, on Thursday, February 8, 2024, urged the state government to ban the use of styrofoam for food purposes in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, who made this announcement during the Food Safety Stakeholders Forum, and the inauguration of the task force, held at the conference room of the ministry in Ibadan, the state capital, said the decision was part of government’s efforts to uphold food safety standards in the state.

Dr. Ajetumobi who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Akintunde Ayinde Ajetunmobi said prevention is better and cheaper than cure, hence the ban on styrofoams in the state.

The commissioner explained that the task force would be sensitising the actors along the food chain on the importance attached to the implementation of food safety standards by the government.

The permanent secretary, Ayinde, who is also the leader of the task force, promised to work with the ministry to achieve its set objective.

The task force comprises members from the state Food Safety Management Committee, the Nigeria Police Force, the Association of Table Water Producers, the Association of Canteen Workers, and a host of others.

Written by: Almond News

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