Ogun Goes Tough Against Violators of Environmental Sanitation Law

Gov Ibikunle Amosun
The Ogun State government has said it would henceforth strictly
enforce environmental sanitation laws, particular against  anyone who
indiscriminately dumps refuse on road medians and in drainages.

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Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Adedayo Adeneye
made this known in Ota when he and his counterparts, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye
(Environment) and Chief Jide Ojuko (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs)
paid an inspection visit to the Ota market, recently reopened after it was
sealed by the state government, which accused the market men and women of not
maintaining a clean environment. 
Adeneye, while addressing them expressed displeasure at the
disregard by the traders and residents of the Ota and Toll Gate areas to the
directive of the government that they should maintain a clean environment
The commissioner frowned at the attitude of the traders and
deplored the filthy state of the area despite the recent drastic action taken
by the government.
He warned that government is committed to maintaining a clean
environment and has no option than to strictly enforce the relevant laws.
Adeneye lamented that less than 24 hours after the market was
reopened, the area has again returned to its filthy state, characterised by
indiscriminate refuse dumping.
“The present administration in the state, led by Senator Ibikunle
Amosun CON FCA, is interested in providing enabling environment for businesses
to thrive and not interested in inconveniencing anyone, but whoever goes
against the law shall face the consequence. Government has made tremendous
achievement towards changing the face of the state, yet some people take solace
in jeopardising its effort, he added.
Also speaking, Oyeleye, who counseled the traders on the need for
a clean environment, said since government has taken steps towards ensuring
that residents comply with environmental sanitation laws, it should not be
blamed if it goes tough against violators. 
“If people still fail to keep their environment clean, not
only in Ota but also other parts of the state, government would not hesitate to
wield  the big stick,” he said, assuring that government would not
renege in its efforts at providing necessary support towards maintaining clean
and healthy environment.