In a decisive move, the Ogun State Government has closed the doors on an agro-processing company, Supreme Agro Limited, situated in Ado-odo ota, Local Government Area, citing concerns over environmental hazards. The state government, committed to maintaining a hazard-free environment, took this action in response to allegations of severe industrial pollution that has reportedly wreaked havoc on the ecosystem of the host community.
According to The Pandora Newspaper, a series of grievances have poured in from the Igbesa host community, prompting swift action from the Ogun State Environmental Task Force. Following thorough investigations and repeated warnings, it has been confirmed that the company in question, despite initial denials, is culpable of industrial pollution.
Ola Oresanya, the Commissioner for Environment, revealed that the company has been found guilty of releasing untreated wastewater into the community. This irresponsible discharge has taken a toll on the overall health and living conditions of the residents in the affected area. The findings have raised concerns about the company’s environmental practices and their impact on the well-being of the local population. The Ogun State Environmental Task Force is expected to take further measures to address the issue and ensure the restoration of a clean and safe environment for the community.
According to the commissioner “rather than installing effluent plants that would contain the wastewater and remove hazardous components before discharging them to surrounding water bodies, the company bye-passed the plant and discharged the wastewater directly into the community, constituting an eyesore and impacting negatively on the environment”