Owners of abandoned land spaces used as illegal dump sites have been warned to immediately clear them of waste and restore them to their original state or risk forfeiting them.
Ogun State Government gave this warning in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Oresanya, who also double as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA) stated that the state government would revoke title hold on all abandoned land spaces used as illegal dump sites across the state for security reasons.
He noted that the state government took the decision after it was discovered that several parcels of land abandoned by their owners have been converted to illegal dumpsites which were now haven for ritualists and den for armed robbers.
“These abandoned land spaces converted to illegal dumpsites not only constitute security risk to their immediate communities, they also posed major health risk because of their environmental nuisance, so the need to revoke the title hold on them.
“The state government has now directed its relevant government organ to begin the process of revoking the title hold on them in public interest.
“The state government will not fold its hands and watch the carelessness of few individuals to become a major security and health risks to the good people of Ogun State.”