Provide Toilets Or Forfeit Your Houses- Ogun Govt Warns Landlords - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Provide Toilets Or Forfeit Your Houses- Ogun Govt Warns Landlords

Ogun State Government has  threatened forfeiture of old  houses with collapsed toilets without provision for new ones and new houses  built without toilets,  warning landlords to henceforth do the needful to compliment government's efforts at eradicating open defecation in the state 

The State Commissioner for Environment, Ola Oresanya who issued the riot act  in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews on Wednesday,  warned landlords of those houses to either construct toilets in those houses or convert rooms to serve as toilets or risks forfeiting their homes to the state government.

According to him,the state government after several warnings and abatement notices spread over several months have given them enough period for compliance,hence any landlord that refused to comply will have to face the consequence.

"We have given the landlords a period of compliance,so we are not ready to persuade anyone of them again to do the needful", he stated 

"For avoidance of doubt, we are now making it public again that any old or new houses without toilet  will be forfeited to the government afterall the environmental laws of the state allowed the government to take over such homes in public interest while the landlords may be charged for endearing the lives of people living in his or her community"he added.

Oresanya therefore called on all residents of the state, Community Development Associations CDAs and Central

 Development Councils CDC to cooperate with the state government as it will soon begin to carry out the forfeiture  exercise as part of its efforts at making the state open defecation free.

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