By Omolara Adasofunjo

Ogun State lawmakers have expressed concern over the level of environmental degradation reportedly caused by the activities of truck drivers from Dangote Cement Company, Ibese, describing it as being inimical to the well-being of residents of the host communities.

Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Oludaisi Elemide made this known while responding to a complaint by the member representing Yewa North 1 State Constituency, Mr Adegoke Adeyanju, who maintained that indiscriminate parking by the company’s truck drivers, had disrupted the supply of electricity to the communities for about two years.

Other legislators including Mr Bisi Oyedele,  Samusideen Lawal, Yusuf Amosun, Oluseun Adesanya and the Minority Leader, mr Lukman Adeleye lamented that the Company, dealing majorly in the production and haulage of cement should be made to have a trailer park as part of its company’s operating approval.

They called on the relevant bodies to immediately ensure that the company complied with physical planning law in all its operations, emphasizing that indiscriminate parking and the carefree attitude of the trailer drivers had caused avoidable loss of lives and properties.

The House thereafter invited the management of the Cement Plant to appear before the State lawmakers on Wednesday, 17th July 2024.

In another development, the State House of Assembly has organized a training for members on the significance of using the opportunity of “matter of urgent public importance and personal explanation”, to draw the attention of the government to critical issues affecting the constituents and the State.

Two Resource Persons at the training, Mr. Muyiwa Adenopo and Evangelist Morakinyo Akinleye, reminded the legislative arm of government to ensure quality representation and maintain robust legislative-executive relationships to promote good governance. 

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