NESREA Seals 13 Facilities in Abuja for Violating Environmental Laws

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has sealed off 13 facilities in Abuja for falling foul of environmental law.

Among the sealed facilities are Veritas Plastics, Almat Farms, Dayak Nigeria Limited, FIK Contracting Limited, Salis Ventilated Homes Ltd, Peachville Estate, Net Construction Nigeria Limited, Sazak Acre Bilogue, Coppa D’alberto Ltd, Efab Properties Ltd, Phinada Mill, and Skippers Electronics

Speaking on the clampdown, the Director General of NESREA, Prof. Aliyu Jauro, said it was as part of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) mandate to ensure compliance as well as enforce compliance with extant Environmental Standards, Guidelines , Rules and Regulations in Nigeria.

Jauro, who was represented by the Director, Inspection and Enforcement of the agency , Mr. Abdulsalam Isa said the clampdown was embarked upon on enforcement exercise to seal 13 recalcitrant facilities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He said on Friday, 15th March 2024, NESREA sealed a total of thirteen facilities in the FCT for various environmental crimes. The facilities were shut down for failing to abate environmental concerns ranging from Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Audit (EA), Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Permit e.t.c. both in the Green and Brown Environment. A total of ten facilities in the green sector and three in the brown sector were sealed.

He noted that the agency had followed due process in clamping down these facilities after exhausting all relevant communications in respect of their environmental status.

He said: “It was observed that some of the facilities earlier sealed had broken the Federal Government seals, however, such facilities are to face punitive measures for their actions.

He said the agency frowns at the high level of non-compliance of facilities to environmental laws of the land and will go ahead to replicate enforcement in all states of the federation.

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