A member of Ogun State House of Assembly, and also the Chairman Committee on Environment, Hon. Wahab Haruna Egungbohun has called on the Ogun State government and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC to subject all staff of Dangote Cement company in Ibese Local government area of the state to total full Covid-19 test.
He reavealed that the call came up based on the information that he recieved from the company to him yesterday that some of the staff are suspected to be patients of coronavirus pandemic.
The Chairman committee of environment urged NCDC to intervene on time so as not to endanger the life of Yewa North and Yewa South.
He said ”Information reaching me from Dangote says that a staff of Dangote Cement that evaded arrest at first bank Igbogila after being confirmed showing symptoms.
”Some of Dangote Cement staff are suspected COVID 19 patient, am calling on the state government and NCDC to intervene timely to subject Dangote staffs to total Covid19 test so as not to endanger the life of people our people in Yewa North and Yewa south respectively.
He however added that the air pollution community members inhale from the company can cause serious health problems through contact with skin, eyes, or breathing passages and might result in hospitalization.
Wahab appealed to Abiodun to rescue his constituents on time before it is tok late.
”Also, one major area of great concerns is the effect of the mining activities which is done without feeling the site. I felt bad when the road was blocked and I was directed to go through the mining site to connect Dangote junction on my was to Ijoun on Constituency assignments. The communities at the risk of landslides and earth quake in future are Balogun , Ibese, Abule Imashayi and Omilende along Igbogila because the site extraction extended to the back of those communities”
The Chairman Committee on Environment also revealed his recent experience on the road, saying that if not for God protection, his life would have been wasted by the reckless driving by the Dangote Trailer,
He addes that most drivers take full control of the road whenever they are on wheel.
His words “Your Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun the negative reports that I am getting from my Constituency over the danger that Dangote Cement factory causing in the life of people in terms of the air pollution is getting worrisome.”
“There is no special treatment or benefit that people are getting from the factory than damaging their immune system through the airborne,” he concluded.