Nasarawa State raises mobile courts against sanitation offences

Nasarawa State Government has set up no fewer than 36 mobile courts in its 13 Local Government Area and 18 Local Council Development Areas to prosecute violators of its monthly sanitation law.

Credible News reports that the law demands that residents clean their homes and neighbourhoods on every last Saturday of the month.

The Chief Environment Officer and Chief Prosecutor at the Nasarawa State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abubakar Mohammed said the courts would ensure proper enforcement of the sanitation law.

Mohammed told newsmen in Lafia on Saturday that Lafia and Karu council areas have three mobile courts each for administrative convenience.

Mohammed, representing the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Malam Garba Mohammed at a news briefing on the sanitation exercise for July expressed satisfaction and applauded traditional rulers, Chairmen of Area councils and security agencies for the success of the exercise.

He noted that up to 90 percent of residents complied with the law by locking up their shops and businesses to clean their surroundings.

“We allowed those on essential services to move around during the exercise, though”, he said.

Forty-two persons who violated the sanitation law in Lafia Local Government Area were arrested and prosecuted by the mobile courts.

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