By Oluwatoyin Adegoke

As part of efforts to ensure a safe and hygienic environment for all, the Ogun State government has shut down a malted sorghum-producing company located at Ijako, Sango-Ota for serious environmental infractions and disobedience of government order.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Alhaji Farook Akintunde said the company was found guilty of bye-passing its effluent treatment plants and releasing its untreated wastewater into its immediate environment most especially onto the newly rehabilitated Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

He described it as destroying public infrastructures and exposing residents of the area to untold hardship.

Alhaji Akintunde added that the company was equally culpable of degrading the environment through oil spillage which is not only harmful but would eventually have a negative effect on the groundwater of its immediate communities.

He said the company would remain shut until all identified infractions were corrected and it was certified by the state government.

Alhaji Akintunde added that the government would not shy away from enforcing needed environmental compliance.

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