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Ogun community chokes on soot as Chinese recycling firm burns used tyres

Tyre recycling company

Over the last three years, different night comes with the same concern for residents of Orimerunmu community in Ibafo under Ifo Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area (LGA), Ogun State, as they have to struggle to breathe clean air. No one imagined the magnitude of environmental and health impact a Chinese-owned company, Yoyo Resources Recycling Company, would have on people when, in ...

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Invest more in research to check effects of climate change, govt urged

Nigeria flood

The Ogun Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina, on Thursday, February 11, 2021 called on the Federal Government to invest more in research in order to check the effects of climate change. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / ...

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Lagos, stakeholders express environmental impact concerns on proposed 4th Mainland Bridge

4th Mainland Bridge impression

The Lagos State Government says it is running an all-inclusive government toward achieving quality road infrastructure delivery and seamless inter-connectivity, to eliminate gridlock in the state. An impression of the proposed Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, said this on Monday, November 23, 2020 at a stakeholders meeting ...

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Ogun declares emergency in water sector

Abeokuta

Ogun State Government has declared a state of emergency in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), just as it declared war against open defecation in the state. Abeokuta, Ogun State Gov. Dapo Abiodun made the declarations on Friday, October 2, 2020 in Abeokuta, the state capital, when he received the report of a Steering Committee for the implementation of WASH programme. ...

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Ogun initiates digital physical planning process

Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Government has initiated an Electronic Digital Planning System (EDPS), to aid easy processing of the State Physical Planning and Urban Development activities as well as provide more efficient services that will facilitate local and foreign direct investments. This was made known in Abeokuta, the state capital, when the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Olatunji ...

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Ogun plants trees in cities

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government has revealed plans to begin tree planting within cities towards mitigating the effects of climate change, as well as beautifying the scenery of areas through its Urban Forestry Programme (UFP). Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made this known at the flag-off of the tree-planting exercise at Federal University of Agriculture, International School, Abeokuta. Chief Lawal ...

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Plot to cart away forest resources foiled

Kolawole-Lawal

The Central Log Control of the Ogun State Ministry of Forestry has uncovered a plot by lumbermen to cart away forest resources from the state through its borders with Ondo State. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, who made the disclosure recently in Abeokuta, stated that some illegal tree merchants in Laagan, a border village between Ogun and Ondo states, had constructed ...

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Ogun adopts eco-tourism to boost forestry sector

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government is finalising plans to establish eco-tourism resort in its forest reserve in an apparent bid to enhance forestry resources and create an alternative means of livelihood for the people of the state. Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, who made this known recently in Abeokuta, the state capital, while speaking with journalists after an interactive session with ...

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Ogun builds, rehabilitates homes

Jumoke-Akinwunmi

The Ogun State Housing Corporation (OGSHC) has set machinery in motion for the construction of housing units at different locations of the state, apparently in line with the capital projects captured in the 2017 Budget of the agency. Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing Development and General Manager of the State Housing Corporation, Jumoke Akinwunmi, who made this known ...

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Ogun, FUNAAB to regenerate forest reserves

Omo-Forest-Reserve

Ogun State Government has said that it will partner with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) to regenerate its forest reserves, revitalise forestry activities and mitigate the impact of climate change in the state. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made the disclosure recently in Abeokuta, the state capital, while addressing the stakeholders at a forum tagged: “Deforestation for ...

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