Ogun to re-introduce mobile court for sanitation offenders

Court sacks two House of representatives members

Ogun State government is to re-introduce a mobile court to sanction people who flout the state environmental sanitation law.

The offences include, the indiscriminate dumping of refuse on roadside, road median and drainages.

Environment Commissioner, Bolaji Oyeleye, who made this known at a news conference in Abeokuta, said the mobile court will be sited in the three senatorial districts of the state.

He explained that the mobile court serving Ogun Central will be refurbished, while two new ones will be procured for the other two senatorial districts.

Oyeleye said the ministry had also reinforced its task force team to arrest violators of the state Environmental sanitation law.

The commissioner also announced the decision of his ministry to fully enforce the law on sinking of borehole for the extraction of water for commercial purpose in the state this year.

He said the state government had obtained the approval of the federal government last November to enforce the law in the state.

Meanwhile, Ogun State government is to sign a memorandum of understanding with private waste management companies, to scale up the waste collection in the state.

Commissioner for environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who made this known at a news conference in Abeokuta, said the agreement will be signed in few weeks from now.

 

The private management of waste collection, the commissioner explained, will compel people in the state to pay for the disposal of their  waste and end the dumping of wastes on road side.

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