Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Open Defecation: Four arrested in Ekiti

Ekiti State Government on Tuesday said it had arrested four people who failed to provide toilets in their residences.

The  Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in the state, Gbenga Agbeyo , told newsmen in Ado- Ekiti that the move would curb the unhygienic habit of open defecation across the state.

Agbeyo said the people were arrested by State Environmental Officers at Odo Otu, Atikankan area of Ado-Ekiti for defecating and littering the environment with feces.

Agbeyo, who frowned at the menace, warned residents to desist from the act or be ready to face the consequences.

The Environmental Task Force, according to him, would henceforth enforce environmental laws, adding that those found wanting would be dealt with accordingly.

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