By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia
A mobile court sitting in Lafia, the Nasarawa capital, has prosecuted 22 persons for violating sanitation laws of the state in Today’s Environmental sanitation exercise.
The Chief Environmental Officer in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, who doubles as Chief Environment Officer, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Lafia, shortly after Today’s environmental exercise said 22 offenders were carying out their normal business during sanitation hours.
He explained that the offenders violated Section 9 (2), of the Nasarawa state Sanitation Law, noting that they were sentenced for various offences with option of fine ranging between N10,000 and N5,000 respectively.
The Chief Environmental Officer said that a taxforce were deployed to various locations acorss the state ensure compliance.
Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, therefore urged residents of the state to avoid blockage of water channels now that raining season was at the conner.
While admonshing residents of the state to always keep their surroundings clean, he urged them to clear gutters around their domain and business places.