Sunflag Steel & Top Steel in Nigeria Shut Over Pollution
Punch Nigeria reported that Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has stopped the operations of Sunflag Steel and Top Steel in Ikorodu in Lagos State of Nigeria over alleged environmental laws violation. Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency General Manager Dr Adedolapo Fasawe led enforcement team to Sunflag Steel and Top Steel manufacturing companies and ordered closure. Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Mr Bola Ajao said that “The working environment not only put the workers lives at risk, it also made its surrounding communities and the state unsafe.”
He said the environmental monitoring data and surveillance carried out by the agency revealed that most activities going on in Ikorodu industrial area did not comply with Lagos State environmental standards.
The assessment visit to the companies was undertaken following public complaints and surveillance carried out on their activities.
The agency also sounded a stern warning to other steel and iron manufacturing companies, operating in the axis to ensure their activities are in tandem and within the permissible state environmental standards.