Some residents of Ikate were today arrested by LAWMA enforcement team over refuse burning.
According to a statement by LAWMA, refuse burning is an act that has grave environmental consequences, as dangerous toxins are emitted into the atmosphere via the process.
“We urge all residents to desist from the act of waste burning and other environmental wrongful practices, which put the health of residents at high risk.
“LAWMA will not condone any act of refuse burning in the state. Anyone caught doing so will attract stiff punishment according to the environmental laws of the state.
“The Authority is also working with community leaders to ensure that this trend is not only sustained, but strictly entrenched.