By Akpokona Omafuaire
COMPANIES, hotels and industries that are violating the Delta State Environmental Protection Laws, may be heading to the prison if found guilty by the Environmental Mobile Court set up for this purpose.
Mr. Francis Monday, Chairman FMON Nigeria Limited, the appointed government consultant responsible for the Environmental Compliance Monitoring, made the disclosure in a statement in Warri, Delta State. He said the year 2011 will not be business as usual.
Mr. Monday disclosed that his company will soon embark on Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Tour as from January 1, 2011 to ascertain the level of compliance of companies and industries operating in Delta State with a view to sanitizing the already bastardised environment.
According to him “it has been noted with utmost surprise that the management of each branch/location of all banks, hotels, eateries, petrol stations, clinics, pharmacies, medical laboratories, hospitals, dredging, construction, boats, sachet and bottling water companies as well as oil and oil servicing companies among others, whose operations had polluted the environment and/or uprooted, destroyed, fell or injured protected trees/minor forest produce has refused and/or neglected to comply with the extant Environmental Protection and/or Forestry Law of Delta State.”