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Ogun shuts down factory over air pollution

The Ogun State Government has sealed a tyre-recycling company, Gande Limited, Siun, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, over reports of its emission of a hazardous gas, carbon monoxide.

According to a statement on Saturday, the Senior Special Assistant to the Ogun State Governor on Environment, Farouk Akintunde, ordered that the company be sealed up during an enforcement tour, adding that the factory’s operations endangered the lives of residents.

“The lives of their host community should be a major priority to them as they need to desist from practices that can be injurious to people’s health and affect businesses,” Akintunde said.

Also speaking during the sealing exercise, the Director of Special Duties and Climate Change in the Ministry of Environment, Tunji Egbemuyiwa, urged residents to always report any environmental infractions within their localities to the appropriate quarters to avert environmental disasters.

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