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106 arrested for violating sanitation laws in Nasarawa

No fewer than 106 persons have been arrested for allegedly violating environmental sanitation laws across the 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Nasarawa State. Mr…

No fewer than 106 persons have been arrested for allegedly violating environmental sanitation laws across the 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Nasarawa State.

Mr Yakubu Kwanta, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, who disclosed this while addressing journalists shortly after a sanitation exercise on Saturday in Akwanga LGA, said 31 persons were arrested in Akwanga, 21 in Lafia, 29 in Karu, four in Nasarawa-Eggon, six in Awe, five in Kokona, seven in Keffi, and three in Obi LGAs.

He explained that the offenders who were arrested for transacting their private businesses while the sanitation exercise was in progress violated the provisions of Section 9(2) of the State Environmental Sanitation Law.

He further said the offenders were prosecuted by mobile courts in the local councils to serve as a deterrent to others.

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He expressed joy with the level of compliance by the residents of the state, adding that shops and business environments were temporarily closed during the period of the exercise.

He further said, “We only allowed those with permission from relevant authorities and those on essential services to pass and move around during the exercise.”

 

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