Environment infractions: Ogun shut down Food Agro, Allied Industry - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Environment infractions: Ogun shut down Food Agro, Allied Industry

By Adeola Adeniyi 

Ogun State government has shut down Food Agro and Allied Industries Limited, for environmental infractions and contravening government order.

The industry is located at Kilometre 40, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ijako, Sango-Ota area of the state

In shutting down the malted sorghum producing company, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment who doubles as Chairman of the state Taskforce on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, Alhaji Farook Akintunde, said the company was found guilty of bye-passing its Effluent Treatment Plants thereby releasing its untreated waste-water to its immediate environment especially to the newly rehabilitated Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, which is tantamount to wilfully destroying public infrastructures as well as exposing residents of the area to untold hardship.

Akintunde also said the company was equally culpable of degrading the environment through oil spillage which are not only harmful but will eventually have negative effect on the ground water of its immediate communities.

"To worsen issues, the company refused all previous entreaties to make corrections on the noted infractions and flagrantly disobey a stop-work order from the state government"

"Government therefore had no other alternative than to close down the company in order to restore environmental sanity in the company and stop it from further degrading its immediate communities"Akintunde added.

Akintunde emphasized that the company will remain shut until all the identified infractions are corrected and certified by the state government, stressing that as regulators, the government will not shy away from enforcing needed environmental compliance.

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