Oyo goes tough on environmental offenders

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Yemisi Ajayi,Ibadan

Oyo State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Chief Isaac Ishola, has revealed that any wares seized from the environmental sanitation laws offenders shall be taken to the orphanage.

The Commissioner disclosed this during the environmental sanitation enforcement exercise in Ibadan recently.

According to him, people still engage in the elicit act of street trading due to the fact that their wares were released to them after been fined, but henceforth, any wares seized shall be taken to the orphanage, adding that Government will do everything possible to ensure environmental cleanliness.

He stressed further that the present administration places so much priority on healthy and hygienic environment and safety of lives and properties, noting that people should have attitudinal change and should not wait  till government apply force.

Chief Ishola, explained that the full enforcement has commenced since last Monday, and will be observed both morning and evening till traders adhere strictly to the laws.

He therefore, warned those who engage in street trading at Challenge area to move to the Scout Camp Market.

Other areas visited by the Commissioner and the enforcement team were Bus-Stop, Gate, Oje Market, Beere Roundabout, Molete Area, Challenge Area, Dugbe Market, Mokola, Sabo Community, Sango Market, Agbowo-UI, Ojoo Area and Bodija Market, all within Ibadan.

 

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