Mr. Ola Oresanya, S. A On Environment To Ogun State Governor
Enviromental Degradation: Ogun Stops Dredging, Sand-Mining Activities
For constituting environmenal nuisance and degradations in various parts of the state, the Ogun State government has banned dredging and sand mining activities in various sites across the state with immediate effect.
Mr. Ola Oresanya, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, made the announcement during an Environmental Assessment Inspection Team to Abule,-Oko Community, Magboro, Obafemi Owode Local Government where dredging and sand-mining activities have led to environmental degradation of the community and its environs.
Oresanya said that the State government has no choice than to pronounced the ‘stop-work order’, as the activities of the dredgers and sandminers aside from the environmental degradation, have also impinge on the likelihood and well-being of inhabitants of various communities where they operate across the State.
“No govermemt worth its salt allow these few individuals because of their economic gains, put the health and well-being of the general populace in danger thorough their activities which most times are illegal” he added.
Oresanya, therefore warned the dredgers and miners of flouting the ‘stop work order’ as anyone caught will be prosecuted under the State’s Environmental Laws.