Build toilets or lose your properties, Ogun tells landlords - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Build toilets or lose your properties, Ogun tells landlords

 The Ogun State government has threatened to take away houses that do not have toilet facilities.

This according to the government, was part of efforts to control open defecation in the state.

Speaking in Abeokuta, the State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya declared that new homes constructed without toilet facilities and old homes with collapsed toilets without space for replacements would be given to the state government.

He warned landlords to either construct toilets in those houses or convert rooms to serve as toilets or risk forfeiting their homes to the state government.

According to him, the state government had given them ample time to comply, following multiple warnings and abatement notices spaced across several months. As a result, any landlord who disobeyed will have to bear the consequences.

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

“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 after all 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.

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