Ondo State Police Arrests 70 For Violating Environmental Law

No fewer than 70 persons were on Saturday apprehended in different parts of Akure, the Ondo State capital, for violating environmental sanitation law.

According to the Commissioner for Environment, Sunday Akinwalere, and the Acting General Manager, Ondo State Waste Management Authority (ODSWMA), Kunle Olajumbu, the violators of the monthly exercise will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The duo, who disclosed this shortly after monitoring the environmental sanitation excise for October within the Akure metropolis, urged residents of the state to make cleanliness a daily affair to ward off any form of diseases.

Olajumbu characterized the sanitation excise as successful, with a high level of compliance, while also urging all citizens, especially market vendors and other business owners, to continue working with the government to guarantee a safe and clean environment for everyone to live in.

While charging people to always deposit their trash in trash cans for convenient removal by trash collectors, the acting general manager also warned against disposing of trash in places that are not authorized, claiming that doing so is unclean.

The acting General Manager pledged to boost up efforts and actions, especially in the area of enforcement, to ensure that the public is aware of all laws and norms governing environmental cleanliness in the state.

He particularly lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for his proactiveness and commitment to preventing flooding in the state.

He added that the procurement of Swamp buggies by the government to clear waterways has drastically reduced flooding and prevented loss of lives and property in the state.

“We want to cap down on those who violate environmental laws. We will continue to ensure that Ondo State is free from refuse pilation. Ondo State must remain clean and hygienic for all of us to live in.”

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