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12 firms shutdown in KanoThe National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), has sealed 12 erring industries in Kano for violation of environmental safety standards.

Mr Musa Shehu-Usman, the Deputy Director of the Agency, stated this while reviewing the progress of the nationwide enforcement exercise embarked by the Agency, on Monday in Kano.

Shehu-Usman said the affected industries were sealed for various offences in contravention to the environmental safety standards and regulations.

He said the industries had failed to comply with standard rules in spite of several warnings by the Agency, adding that the level of impunity exhibited by some of the industries posed threats to the environment.

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“Despite series of abatement notices issued to these industries to operate in an environment-friendly manner, they failed to adhere to the rules. The trend called for sanction,” he said.

12 firms shutdown in Kano

He said the agency had embarked on a nationwide enforcement exercise to stem gross negligence to set standards and regulations by the industries and other facilities.

He listed the affected industries to include Tofa Textile Limited, AMCO Plastics, Bin Adam Oil Mills and Full Mark Urja.

Others were Larabee Enterprise; Loquat Classics, God’s Little Tannery, Globus Enterprises, Multitan? Limited, GB Tannery, EEC Construction, Brains and Hammers.

He said the affected industries would be charged to court until they showed timely commitment towards ensuring effective compliance with the set regulations.

Shehu-Usman, therefore, urged Nigerians to serve as an environmental watchdog by reporting facilities that carry out activities detrimental to the environment. (NAN)

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