NESREA seals three companies for violating environmental laws in Bayelsa

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has sealed three companies in Bayelsa State for non-compliance with stipulated environmental regulations and laws.

The state coordinator of NESREA, Chinekema Nwankwoala, in a press release made available to Online forum said the enforcement team was led by an Abuja agency official, Spanny Embiemu.

He listed the sealed facilities as Azikel Dredging Company in Obogoro Yenagoa; Megastar Imiringi road construction company and Lubrick Igbogene construction company, all in Yenagoa, the state capital.

He explained that the federal agency had no choice but to take action to seal the facilities after multiple efforts by the agency to get the companies to obtain the necessary documents failed.

The coordinator in the statement added that the three companies failed to apply and adhere to established rules and guidelines regarding the environment, which he said could be detrimental to the health of residents.

He revealed that according to the laws establishing the agency, it is determined to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and the rising generation, hence the need for industries to do the necessary, especially by obtaining the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and verification documents.

The statement read: ‘We have sealed the three companies for failing to do what is expected of them in accordance with their activities in the state. We’ve written to them several times, but they haven’t done anything about the environmental impact assessment they should have done before they even started any construction.

“As stipulated by law, we must do the sealing so that they do what is necessary for the benefit of the residents and the next generation.”

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NESREA seals three companies for violating environmental laws in Bayelsa