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FG seals 269 facilities for violation of laws

FG seals 269 facilities for violation of laws
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17 facilities across all sectors to be awarded for compliance to NASREA laws.

Over and over again, the environmental laws have been violated by both individuals and corporations and in spite of the government’s vigorous efforts to enforce these laws, various environmental deficiencies and discrepancies continue to be observed. As a result, the Federal Government, recently announced its decision to seal 269 facilities for the continued violation of the environmental laws, upon its conduction of environmental compliance monitoring on over 8,000 corporate facilities between 2012-2022.

Professor Aliyu Jauro, Director General of the National Environment Standard and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) made this known during his media briefing of the National Environmental Compliance Award (NECA). He disclosed that the establishment of this award by the agency was scheduled for December 6th, 2022. He stated that the agency, between 2012 and 2022, conducted vigorous monitoring on these corporate facilities for national regulation and the facilities guilty of compliance to the environmental regulations would be punished.

35 environmental regulations developed across all sectors in the country.

He noted that the agency was actively carrying out a variety of compliance monitoring activities and enforcement measures within all the country’s 36 states, with numerous facilities being sealed for their non-compliance to the provisions of the environmental laws. The agency, upon reviewing its mandate, noticed that some facilities across the country were carrying out their tasks without complying to the requirements of the environmental regulations, despite their efforts at promoting best practices and adopting sustainable operations.

Prof. Jauro disclosed that the agency had developed about 35 environmental regulations across the various sectors that make up the economy since its inception. He noted that these regulations were a poignant benchmark that has ensured the compliance monitoring activities of the agency. He again indicated that the agency maintained gradual processes in sanctioning facilities but rather issued compliance concern notices, as well as abatement notices, upon the visits to these facilities for the compliance monitoring.

NASREA award to be chaired by President Mohammadu Buhari.

The Director General noted that the agency encouraged voluntary compliance, hence, reason for these vigorous processes taken before sanctioning any facility for non-compliance. He also pointed that the top 17 facilities across the different sectors in the country that had diligently complied with the regulations, guidelines and standards of the NESREA act would be immensely recognized with awards. This award, Prof. Jauro noted, was to further encourage the facilities that had been working hard to ensure their compliance of these regulations.

He pointed out that the paradigms by which these facilities were being rated were overtly on the basis of the possession of a certified environmental documentation, present permits, installation of effective pollution abatement equipment, as well as the corporate and social responsibility. He stated that the impending award event, which is to hold on December 6th would be chaired by President of the federation, Mohammadu Buhari. With the inception of this award, Prof. Jauro stated that there would be a conscious awakening among the regulated community as to propagating sustainable development.

It is most important to adopt the best environmental practices now.

Continuing on, he noted that it was more important now than ever to adopt the best environmental practices, due to the efforts to salvage the problem of carbon and greenhouse gas emission for militating climate change and achieving a healthier ecosystem. He disclosed that the agency had worked closely to ensure that the dream of organizing NECA is achieved. Prof. Jauro however beseeched with the involved stakeholders to continually help the agency by sensitizing the general public on the environmental problems and measures for ensuring a healthy environment.


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1 month ago

This will serve as deterrent to others not obeying environmental laws so by sealing up their facilities others will learn,and those to be awarded will make others comply more to government laws

Abusi
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1 month ago

The facilities that have been sealed up should know that their structures isn’t built to the standard of the environmental laws put in place. There should be more enlightenment for developers or construction companies in the ways they are supposed to build their structures.

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9
1 month ago

The way most companies and individuals violate environmental law in Nigeria really cause for concern and the agencies responsible in taken action on this should wake up to their duity by do the right thing by sanctioning to culpable.

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8
1 month ago

Despite the government’s best efforts, environmental regulations are being broken on a regular basis by both individuals and businesses, despite the government’s commitment to upholding these rules.

Member
8
1 month ago

It’s encouraging that strict oversight was exercised over these business establishments in the name of national regulation, with penalties in store for those found to be in violation of environmental laws.

Member
8
1 month ago

It’s encouraging that across all the states, the agency conducted a wide range of compliance monitoring activities and enforcement measures.

Member
8
1 month ago

While encouraging best practices and adopting sustainable operations, the agency found that numerous facilities across the country were not complying with the criteria of the environmental legislation.

Member
8
1 month ago

The agency’s approach to sanctioning facilities was gradual; instead, notices of compliance concern and abatement were issued during compliance monitoring visits.

Member
8
1 month ago

The possession of certified environmental paperwork was front and center in the evaluation of these facilities, which was done on the basis of the paradigms that were being used.

Member
8
1 month ago

The concerned parties to provide ongoing assistance to the agency by educating the general public about issues related to the environment and the steps that can be taken to ensure a healthy environment.

Member
8
1 month ago

Within the community that is regulated, there would be a gradual but steady awakening to the importance of promoting sustainable development.

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1 month ago

It is fantastic to see that the country’s leading facilities in a variety of industries have meticulously complied with the requirements.

Member
8
1 month ago

This will function as a deterrence to those who continue to violate environmental rules, and others will learn the lesson when their facilities are sealed off.

Member
8
1 month ago

The general public should be sensitized about issues related to the environment and the steps that can be taken to ensure a healthy environment.

Member
8
1 month ago

This is the federal government exercising its authority judiciously. Unstructured and defiance facility penalization will serve as a warning to others and maintain a firm regulations in the section.

Member
8
1 month ago

This will serve as example for other facilities that violate the rule and regulation meeting of environment laws is important it will be more effective since some facilities are been serve as lesson for others

Member
8
1 month ago

It is not just enough for FG to seal off269 facilities but the awarding of 17 other facilities will serve as an encouragement to many of them and it will prompt them to abide by the rules and regulations.

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1 month ago

FG seals 269 facilities for violation of laws. Law is very important to every country, states and local. Law is unity, law is respect, law is strength and power of a nation, law brings about uniformity, law is all about togetherness and agreement of any n county. Nobody is above the law

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1 month ago

Awarding 17 facilities will serve as an encouragement to others which will invariably propel them carryout all the environmental laws. The sealed 269 facilities will serve as a warning to all the 8000 facilities spread across the country.

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1 month ago

The criteria used to grade these facilities were clearly based on their possession of verified environmental documents, active permits, the installation of efficient pollution abatement equipment, as well as their corporate and social responsibilities.

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1 month ago

In all 36 states of the nation, the agency was actively engaged in a range of compliance monitoring efforts and enforcement measures, sealing numerous sites for failing to comply with environmental regulations.

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