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Lagos State Government, through the Wastewater Management Office, has sealed the Conoil Filling Station on Oregun Road, opposite Welfare Bus-Stop, for Environmental Infraction thereby contravening the Lagos State 2017 Harmonised Environmental Law.
According to the General Manager of the Agency, Engr. Adebola Matanmi, the station’s operations were being carried out in an environment with a collapsed and open septic tank for the past six months and, as a result, endangering the lives of Lagosians, particularly motorists and residents in the area.
He explained that due to the incessant complaints of the people in the neighbourhood, the station was served a warning notice on the 18th of February, 2020 but the failure of the organisation to make necessary amendments after the expiration of the stated deadline led to its closure.
Matanmi reiterated the determination of the Agency to safeguard the health of the citizenry in line with its mandate, especially in the prevention of waterborne diseases usually caused by poor or mismanagement of wastewater disposal, which usually leads to the pollution of underground water source.
The General Manager maintained that the Station will only be re-opened after it must have complied with the stipulated guidelines as contained in the Environmental Law of the State.