Ogun Shuts Company For Operating Illegally In Residenti Area - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, July 29, 2022

Ogun Shuts Company For Operating Illegally In Residenti Area

Ogun State Government has shut down a metal haulage company,RST International Limited for operating illegally in Ajileja Community,Ibafo in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The company before the closure, was said to be operating illegally in the residential area  under false pretence of a warehouse, thereby constituting environmental nuisance in the area 

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment,Hon Farooq Akintunde while shutting down the company,  said aside from operating illegally in the residential area under false pretence of a warehouse,the management of the company had failed to heed several warnings to relocate its operation to a more appropriate place.

Akintunde also accused the company of constituting environmental nuisance to the residents of the community.

"In the first place,the company which specialises in buying and selling of heavy metal stachion and beams dubiously came into the residential area on the false pretence of just locating a warehouse in the area", he stated

He said on investigation it was discovered that the said warehouse is where the company really operates as loading and offloading of these stanction and beams by heavy trucks which constitute noise pollution, trepidations and health challenges to residents of the Ajileja Community are done in the supposed warehouse.

Akintunde added that the state government would not fold its hand and watch a company put the health of its residents in danger and warns others operating in residential areas to relocate to designated industrial estates or face sanctions.

Also speaking,the Chairman of the Ajileja  Community Development Association,Mr Kunle Moibi thanked the state government for the intervention saying that the environmental infractions caused by the company in the community is huge as the corrosion of its metals has affected their underground water,dust and noise pollution as well as other untold hazards.

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