Over 200 people were arrested for violating the sanitation law in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The offenders were convicted by a mobile court and made to pay between 500 and 1000 naira as fine, while the underage and students carry out the sanitation before they are allowed to go after the exercise.
Addressing newsmen after the three hours sanitation exercise, the permanent Secretary, Kwara state ministry of environment and forestry, Malam Amosa Isiaka Al-Amin urged the residents of the state to ensure they keep their environment clean to prevent diseases.
He commended the sanitation official for ensuring total compliance for the period the exercise lasted.
Malam Al-Amin also called for the collaboration of security agencies and other stakeholders in ensuring strict compliance with the sanitation exercise to make the state clean and healthy.
He urged the residents of the state to support the state government in its effort of maintaining a healthy environment.
The Chairman Kwara state House of Assembly Committee on Environment and Health, Honourable Owolabi Rasak called for total ‘re-orientation of the residents of the state to respect sanitation law.