Oyo State Government seals Premier Hotel for violating environmental laws

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The Oyo State Government on Thursday sealed the indigenous Premier Hotel situated at Mokola hill, Ibadan over violation of the state environmental law.

Penpushing reports that Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, made this known in a statement which was made available to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital.

“It is disheartening that despite efforts of this administration to provide an enabling and sustainable environment to residents, people still go ahead violating the environmental laws of the state whereas a filthy environment poses threats to individual’s lives in the state. When sickness comes, it knows no boundaries”, Olatubosun added.

The Commissioner said that an event centre located at Eleyele was also sealed, together with over 80 shops at Sango market for the same offence,explaining that  there is need to sealed the facilities to curb environmental nuisance in the state.

Penpushing further reports that, Olatubosun said  the state government showed displeasure with the attitude of management of Premier Hotels for accumulating heaps of wastes within their premises, wondering why the management failed to co-operate with the designated authorised waste collector, despite the 7-days ultimatum given to them to evacuate their wastes

Penpushing also reports that over 80 shops were also sealed at Sango market for non-compliance of environmental sanitation laws which include indiscriminate dumping of wastes on the road median, accommodating a filthy drainage at the frontage of their shops and non-compliance with the authorised waste collector while also the event centre was sealed for patronizing illegal waste collector.

The Commissioner emphasized that the enforcement will continue to take place so that people understand the need to take care of our environment,pointing out that proper waste disposal in necessary at all time

“As citizens, proper waste disposal is a way of exercising their responsibilities as well as giving concrete support to the government as such, putting an end to the scourge of filthy environment”, he added

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