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Special Adviser to Ogun State government on Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya has said that residents who dump refuse on drainage are daring arrest.
Oresanya added that such is a wicked act, noting that residents are destroying the environment and property of people by causing flooding.
Oresanya said this in an interview with PLATFORM TIMES on Monday.
He noted that any resident found wanting dumping refuse indiscriminately is liable to arrest.
He further said flooding at this period would be increased by dumping on drainage.
He further said the State has been arresting culprits and it attracts punitive measure.
He said, “You will agree with the fact that the government is making efforts to stop people from doing it.
“Some people are recalcitrant and some are stubborn. The only thing is to arrest people and prosecute; and that is what we are already doing.
“If government provides alternative for you, and you continue to destroy the roads and drainages, then that is wickedness and abnormality.
“When we make a law that nobody should dump indiscrimately and people are still doing it, you know that is abnormality. Then, we have to continue to deal with those who do that.
“If people continue to dump refuse on the road, then you are wicked.”
Oresanya added that residents are guilty of dumping haphazardly despite waste trucks patrolling the area.
“When the government provides container, people will leave the container and still go and drop on the road. that is deliberate act of destroying the environment and the government will not allow them; we will arrest them.
“The alternative is that we already have PSP collecting waste from houses. we have PSP in everywhere in Ogun State and there are containers on the road to dump your refuse if you cannot wait for the truck. we have advocacy on the radio and on the street.
“We arrest people everyday. I have lost count. we arrest every day in tenth and a lot of people are changing.
“Go to highways and refuse dumping has reduced.
“It is a corrective measure and there are changes, but it is not going to happen overnight. It is improving seriously,” Oresanya said.
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