Ondo seals three buildings over environmental law violation

The Ondo State Government has sealed off three residential buildings in Akure, the state capital, as the owners and occupants of the affected buildings allegedly committed environmental offences.

The affected buildings are located at Oke Ogba community in Akure.

The General Manager of the Ondo State Waste Management Authority, Mrs Ayo Adeyemo, stated this after the monthly environmental sanitation in the state on Saturday.

All occupants of the affected buildings were reportedly sent out by the government environmental officers who enforced the order.

Adeyemo, who led other environmental officers round the state to inspect the level of compliance with the exercise, said the owners and occupants of the sealed buildings committed various environmental laws of the state.

According to her, some of the houses lacked toilets, kitchens and basic facilities, while others were uncompleted and dangerous for habitation.
She frowned on the attitude of some landlords whose houses were without toilet and other necessary facilities, stressing that the government would not hesitate to clamp down on them.

Adeyemo said, “As it is now, the houses have been sealed and nobody should enter into them; the owners of the buildings will be charged to court.”

Source: Punch

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