Ogun Begins Demolition Of Illegal Structures Near Schools, Markets - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, February 5, 2022

Ogun Begins Demolition Of Illegal Structures Near Schools, Markets

Ogun State Ministry of Environment has begun clearing illegal structures and shanties constituting environmental nuisance and insecurities in school areas, markets, and roadsides, as part of measures to ensure clean environment and effective sanitation.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Hon. Farouk Akintunde who supervised the demolition  during an enforcement tour to Sagamu and Siun areas of the State, said the exercise would ensure security mostly in school areas, as well as clear the roadsides of illegal trading causing traffic obstructions.

He stated that it would further curb indiscriminate trading that could endanger lives and property of citizens and aid development

According to him, erection of such shanties  at the entrances of schools are not only defacing the school structures, but also divert the learning mentality of learners.

Akintunde who decried the state of the market, as traders did not observe the weekly sanitation exercise, added that all markets in the State were supposed to remain closed on Thursday till 10:00 am to allow for the cleaning of the environment, saying “we are not trying to make life difficult for anyone but trying to avoid an epidemic”.

Also speaking with newsmen, a transpor operator, Mr. AbdulRahman Lasisi lauded the State government for clearing Siun roadside of illegal street trading, saying the exercise would allow free flow of vehicular movements.

Also speaking, a trader, Mr. Olusegun Ogunyebo commended the efforts of the Ministry for ensuring a safe and cleaner environment.


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