The Oyo State Government on Saturday announced that it had sealed some houses and shops over unhygienic practices.
The premises were sealed within the Academy market in Ibadan, the state capital, the state government said.
Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Abiodun Oni, made these disclosures on Saturday.
Oni, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Saturday, said residents and owners of the sealed premises failed to comply with the laid down hygienic practices, which necessitated the sealing of the premises.
Oni, who spoke through the Special Adviser on Environment, Engineer Ademola Aderinto, said that the buildings were sealed off during the ongoing sensitisation and enforcement campaign on Saturday.
He said the exercise was done to ensure total compliance with environmental hygiene and prevent possible outbreaks of diseases.
He added that affected buildings were responsible for heaps of waste dumped in the market.
“Marketplaces are by nature unkempt with practices that are harmful to the ecosystem,” he said.