Nasarawa State’s enforcement team from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has taken 106 people into custody throughout the state’s 13 LGAs for breaking sanitation laws.
During a press conference on Saturday, Yakubu Kwanta, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said that a total of 73 people had been arrested across the country: 31 in Akwanga, 21 in Lafia, 29 in Karu, 4 in Nassarawa-Eggon, 6 in Awe, 5 in Kokona, 7 in Keffi, and 3 in Obi.
According to the commissioner, the lawbreakers were conducting private business during the cleanliness exercise, which is illegal under Article 9 (2) of the State Environmental cleanliness Law.
According to Kwanta, mobile courts in the affected LGAs swiftly convicted the offenders, driving home the importance of following cleanliness regulations and serving as a deterrence to others.
While praising locals’ general compliance, the commissioner also praised their decision to temporarily close several stores and other businesses for the duration of the cleanup exercise.