Ogun State government on Monday disclosed that it has prosecuted 99 sanitation offenders who were arrested for breaching the extant Sanitation Laws of the State.
The offenders, according to the State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Biodun Abudu-Balogun were arrested at different locations in the State during the January environmental sanitation exercise.
Abudu-Balogun, who disclosed this journalists, noted that the prosecution of offenders would serve as deterrent to others and called for total compliance with the environmental Laws.
The Commissioner explained that the Ogun State Waste Management Agency (OGWAMA) had been reformed, to address the current mode of waste management and improve on the public hygiene across the State, towards ensuring the total well-being of its citizenry, warning them to desist from erecting structures on waterways and dumping refuse in drainages, to protect the environment and stay healthy.
“We are engaging people with waste trucks and allocating them to respective Local Governments and wards across the State, to tackle the issue of existing waste collection and management process in achieving a cleaner and healthier State’’, he added.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Engr. Rasak Ojetola, reaffirmed the current administration’s determination to ensure healthier environment, advising the people to always maintain clean environment, imbibe proper waste disposal and prevent littering the environment, to avoid the spread of air borne diseases.