Landlords to face prosecution for not providing toilets in Kwara

Kwara State government has issued a three-month deadline to landlords and residents who fail to build toilets in their houses.

The government said defaulters have between now and July to provide toilets in their houses or face prosecution by mobile courts that would be set up for the task.

Speaking to newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, on Tuesday, on the sidelines of donation of refuse bins to strategic locations of the state capital by the Rotary Club Ilorin Metro, director in the state ministry of Environment, Gabriel Towoju, said on expiration of the deadline, officers of the ministry would embark on inspection of households in the state to arrest violators.

Towoju also charged residents of the state to desist from dumping refuse in drainages, saying the habit constitutes health harzards and environmental degradation.

Also speaking, the president, Rotary Club Ilorin Metro, Yousef Sanders, said the donation of refuse bins was part of activities to mark Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project.

He added that “we are trying to let people see why their environment should be clean, so they can be free from airborne diseases.”

District governor, Rotary Club 9125, Jumoke Bamigboye, who promised to provide borehole facility to residents of Ojukoko community, Oja Gboro in the Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state, called on the people to ensure clean and healthy environment.

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