Determined to have a hazardous free environment for its populace, the Ogun State government has sealed twelve companies in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government, for pollution and other environment infractions.
Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, who ordered the sealing of the companies, which were mostly metal smelting companies, said they were shut after several warning and would remain closed until they showed government their roadmap to ending pollution.
Hon. Abudu-Balogun said no government would fold its arms and watch companies pollute the environment, considering its effects on the populace, reiterating this administration’s resolve to clampdown on erring companies, no matter their sizes and employment opportunities to the people.
He therefore urged prospective and existing companies in the State to make environmental safety their watch word, as the Dapo Abiodun led administration has zero tolerance for pollution and other environment infractions
A landlord in Ogijo, Mr. Mubasiru Adetunji commended the State government for the steps, which he noted should be extended to all parts of the State, saying, the action would safe residents from ‘’thick-smoky and polluted environment’’.