Environmental nuisance: Lagos threatens to seal 7-Up Bottling Plant

Tunji Bello

Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello

Lagos State Government on Thursday read the riot act to the 7-Up Bottling Limited Plant on Mobolaji Johnson Way, Oregun  over its incessant creation of traffic bottlenecks and environmental nuisance with indiscriminate blocking of the road by its trucks, saying further infractions will attract a seal-up.

Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, in a statement said the trucks of the company created environmental and traffic nuisance for over an hour on Thursday denying movement to motorists across all the sections.

He added that the company had received prior warnings from the State Ministry of the Environment severally on littering of the drains in the frontage of the company and and blocking access road to the Governor’s Office to no avail.

He added that even at night, officials of the company do remove the median provided by the State to regulate traffic movement, thus causing accidents to unsuspecting members of the public.

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Bello informed that directives have been given to the State Task Force on Special Offences and the Lagos Traffic Management Authority to henceforth tow any of the trucks that blocked the road in a quest to enter the 7-Up plant.

He said the same would apply to staffers and personnel seen around the littered drains in front of the premises which had become a major source of concern to the Environment Ministry.

Bello said the state government would not abdicate its responsibility and allow acts of impunity that would make life uncomfortable for law abiding citizens.