Sanitation Violation: Oyo Seals Premier Hotel, Others

February 25, 2022
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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

For allegedly violating environmental sanitation laws, the Oyo State Government has sealed Premier Hotel situated at Mokola Hill and an event centre located at Eleyele.

During an enforcement exercise, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abiodun Oni, said he was appalled with the attitude of the management of Premier Hotel for accumulating heaps of wastes within their premises, wondering why the management failed to co-operate with the designated authorised waste collector, despite the seven-day ultimatum given to them to evacuate their wastes.

Mr Oni, who led the team alongside the Coordinating Director of the Ministry, Mr Rogba Adedigba, Director Environmental Health Services, the Environmental Task Force, Amotekun Corps and Environmental Health Officers, among others, reiterated that the need to seal up these facilities became necessary so as to put an end to environmental nuisance in the state

“It is disheartening that despite efforts of this administration to provide an enabling and sustainable environment to residents, people still go ahead violating the environmental laws of the state whereas a filthy environment poses threats to individual’s lives in the state. When sickness comes, it knows no boundaries,” the Commissioner said.

In the same development, over 80 shops were sealed at Sango Market for non-compliance with environmental sanitation laws which include indiscriminate dumping of wastes on the road median, accommodating filthy drainage at the frontage of their shops and non-compliance with the authorised waste collector while also the event centre was sealed for patronizing illegal waste collector.

Mr Oni further emphasised that the enforcement will continue to take place lest people understand the need to take care of our environment.

“As citizens, proper waste disposal is a way of exercising their responsibilities as well as giving concrete support to the government as such, putting an end to the scourge of filthy environment,” he said.

Meanwhile, the team also embarked to Gbaremu Market and Adelabu Complex at Challenge to sensitise the traders on the importance of having a clean, safe and healthy environment while also giving them a stern warning to comply with the environmental sanitation laws or else would face its wrath.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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