The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources in Oyo State, Mr. Isaac Ishola, said on Tuesday that goods seized from traders that flouted environmental sanitation laws will be distributed to orphanages.
Ishola, in a statement issued by the Press Officer in the ministry, Olusegun Adesoji, said street trading persisted in the state because offenders were able to retrieve their goods after paying fines.
The commissioner said the state government would do everything possible to ensure environmental cleanliness.
“The present administration places so much priority on the healthy and hygienic environment and safety of lives and properties,’’ he was quoted to have said in the statement.
Ishola called for attitudinal change among residents, saying they should desist from waiting for the government to enforce environmental laws.
He said that the full enforcement of environmental laws commenced on May 15 and would be observed in the morning and evening.
The commissioner also warned street traders at Challenge area of the metropolis to move to the Scout Camp Market.