Ogun State Government has warned operators of industrial machines which emit gaseous effluence thereby polluting the atmosphere to take steps necessary to prevent the emissions from putting the lives of residents in danger.
The warning is reportedly issued by the state commissioner for environment, Dr. Lanre Tejuoso, during an inspection to Lafarge Cement, Sagamu and African Foundries Limited, Ogijo. According to the commissioner, the emission generates global negative effects on air and is having adverse effects on the environment.
Dr. Tejuoso explained that if necessary steps were not taken to address the situation, government would be left with no choice other than sealing up such companies. “This visit is an emergency situation arising from the complaints of the people living around these companies on their unprofessional way of releasing gaseous emission in to the air which has constituted a serious threat to the health of our people”, Tejuoso stated.