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Ogun Shuts Firm Over Environmental Offences

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Ogun State Government has shut down a company in Sango-Ota, Solar Energy Ventures Industry Enterprise, over an alleged violation of environmental rules.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Environment and the Chairman Special Task Force Committee on Environment, Farouk Akintunde, during an inspection, said the company was working at variance with the laid down rules and regulations governing establishments or companies in the state.

In a statement on Monday, Akintunde said, “Ogun State Government is friendly to all industries and companies in the state, but at the same time, will not condone activities of companies that negate extant rules and regulations guiding its operations.

“The company on two occasions has been found not complying with the rules, in line with the modus operandi of the ministry. When the company was visited, many regulations were violated; they were given an action plan but the company refused to abide by it.

“At a time, officials were denied entry into the company for inspection, coupled with various petitions received from affected and concerned residents on pollution, which stipulates violation of Section 22 and section 39 of the extant regulations.”

Akintunde warned that the present administration would not allow companies to put the lives of others at risk, pointing out that the government had provided infrastructure and an enabling environment for industries to come on board, and it should be reciprocated by complying with laws of the land.

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