Ogun Govt. Shuts Down 12 Companies over Environmental Pollution

Ogun State Government has sealed up twelve companies in Ogijo area of the State for violations of environmental pollution law and other regulations.

The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr.Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, who led the environmental law compliance monitoring team on the operation said the companies mostly metal smelting were sealed up because their activities were not environmental friendly.

He said the companies would not be opened until they showed government their roadmap to ending pollution.

The Commissioner said no government would fold its arms and watch companies pollute the environment, considering its effects on the populace, reiterating this administration’s resolve to clamp down on erring companies, no matter their sizes and employment opportunities to the people.

Mr. Abudu-Balogun urged prospective and existing companies in the State to make environmental safety their watchword, as the government has zero-tolerance for pollution and other environment infractions.

A landlord in Ogijon area, Mr. Mubasiru Adetunji, commended the State government for the steps, which he noted should be extended to all parts of the State, as the action would save residents from various hazards of industrial pollutants.

Wale Oluokun

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