Ogun state government has sealed two private companies for building on a canal and flood plain, and allegedly causing excessive flooding and other environmental infractions in their host communities.
Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya ordered the sealing of the companies after an on-the-spot assessment tour to Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state.
Mr. Oresanya noted that the government would not allow any man-made environmental infractions which would affected the well- being of residents of the communities.
The Commissioner warned other companies operating in the state to be law abiding or face the wrath of the law.
The Chairman of Magada Community, Mrs Deborah Olawepo thanked the state government for its timely intervention and said the steps taken would serve as deterrent to others and also assist in reducing flooding issues in the communities.
Reporting by Olusegun Folarin; Editing by Chinasa Ossai & Annabel Nwachukwu