Ogun govt. seals four houses in Abeokuta over lack of toilet facilities
Written by Henry on August 22, 2019
The Ogun State government has sealed some houses in Abeokuta over lack of toilet facilities.
The government, however, threatened to seal more houses as it embarks on the implementation of the law against open defecation in the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Yetunde Dina while speaking with newsmen after the houses were sealed said, the exercise was a way of curbing open defecation in the state.
She added that the exercise will be extended to other parts of the state, saying, the Ministry will not stop until the state achieves zero tolerance for open defecation which she said would, in turn, improve public health.
Earlier, the state government had through the Ministry of Environment served a 21-day abatement notice to owners of houses without toilets in some parts of the state, warning them to either provide toilet facilities or have their houses sealed.
Dina said, “The state government could no longer allow them to flout the earlier warnings to them to provide toilets, as it has been discovered that majority of their inhabitants, if not all are involved in Open Defecation.”
“Their attitude contravenes the state Environmental Laws because open defecation pollutes the state underground water level”.