Lagos govt seals Jumia office over illegal sewage discharge

Lagos govt seals Jumia office over illegal sewage discharge

The closure of a Jumia outlet on Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba by the Lagos State Government on Wednesday was due to the improper discharge of raw sewage into the environment.

Commissioner Tokunbo Wahab from the Health and Water Resources Ministry announced this in an official statement, indicating that the state’s Wastewater Management Office was responsible for the operation.

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The statement read, “The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Wastewater Management Office (LSWMO) @lswmomedia saddled with the responsibility of managing all wastewater activities in the state under the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources @LasgMOE today (Wednesday) sealed the Jumia outlet in Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba for illegal discharge of Sewage into the environment.

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“The Jumia facility engaged the use of a submersible pumping machine to pump raw sewage from its sewage holding tanks directly into the environment on adjoining drainage outlets and road setbacks,” he explained.

The commissioner stated that the property owners would face prosecution under the Lagos State Environmental Management Protection Law, 2017.

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