Bayelsa sanitation authority arrest 37 defaulters

No fewer than 37 offenders were arrested for violating sanitation laws by the Bayelsa State Sanitation Authority, even as the management has arraigned them before the sanitation court for trial.

The Sanitation Authority also bemoaned the poor sanitary condition in the state, especially the heaps of refuse at the Tombia roundabout market in Yenagoa.

Honourable Robert Enogha, Chairman of the state Sanitation Authority, while speaking with journalists shortly after monitoring the exercise in the state, said that offenders, if found guilty by the sanitation court, would be liable to pay fine or be prosecuted.

Enogha said further that no stone would be left unturned to enforce compliance with sanitation laws because a clean environment is the bedrock of healthy living, which would in turn produce a productive workforce in both public and private sectors.

The State Sanitation Boss, pointed out that no fewer than two trucks and two saloon cars were impounded, even as enjoined Bayelsans to stop loitering on sanitation and spend quality time to clean drains, clear weeds and dispose their refuse properly.