Ibadan – Mr Olufunbi Sode, the Director, National Environmental Standard and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), South West Zone, has vowed that the agency will sanction all violators of environmental laws.
Sode told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Monday that NESREA would ensure that all environmental laws were obeyed.
He said that all such laws had been published and were available for sale at state and zonal offices to promote compliance.
“We will soon embark on enlightenment of the public toward the building of an environmental conscious society.
“Our mission is to inspire personal and collective responsibility toward the enthronement of an environmental conscious society for sustainable development,” he said.
Sode explained that NESREA’s activities were not limited to corporate bodies and industries alone.
He said the agency was also involved in monitoring the activities of individuals with regards to the environment.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Sode, however, acknowledged that there was considerable level of improvement in terms of compliance in the zone, especially by those sanctioned.
“Those who have been sanctioned in the past are now complying. We should be moving toward voluntarily compliance,” he said.
Sode also said that the agency would partner with the FRSC and the National Union of Road Transport Workers to enforce sanctions on drivers and passengers who violate environmental laws.
“Once you are caught violating environmental laws, you will be sanctioned.
“ Protecting the environment is also protecting ourselves and elongating our lives as well,” Sode added. (NAN)