Punch News reports that the officers of the Ondo State Waste Management Authority on Saturday arrested no fewer than 70 people for violating the state sanitation law.
THETALK.NG gathered that the culprits were arrested at different locations across the state during the state’s monthly environmental sanitation exercise on Saturday.
The Acting General Manager, Ondo State Waste Management Authority, Mr Kunle Olajumbu, disclosed this while speaking after the exercise.
According to him, the agency had intensified efforts and stepped up its activities, particularly in the area of enforcement to ensure the citizens key into all rules and regulations guiding environmental sanitation in the state.
“Seventy persons have been arrested. We want to clamp down on those who violate environmental laws. We will continue to ensure that Ondo State is free from refuse pilation. Ondo State must remain clean and hygienic for all of us to live in,” Olajumbu said.
Also speaking, the Ondo State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Sunday Akinwalere, stated that anybody who violated the environmental sanitation laws in the state would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He lauded Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for his proactiveness and commitment to preventing flooding in the state, adding that the procurement of swamp buggies by the government to clear waterways has drastically reduced flooding and prevented loss of lives and property in the state.
The suspects were said to have been prosecuted and were made to pay fines by the court.