The state government of Bayelsa has denounced the dumping of newborn newborns at garbage dumpsites in Yenagoa and its surrounds.
Gbaranbiri Iselema, the Commissioner for Environment, made the statement while appearing on Rhythm 94.7FM’s public affairs show in Yengaoa on Saturday.
Between January and this month, the ministry buried nine dead newborn newborns found in separate garbage dumpsites, according to Iselema.
He promised that anyone caught will face serious punishment from the authorities, and he warned individuals who indulge in the horrible conduct to stop doing so.
“We have this problem of some unscrupulous people turning the Prosperity Administration into a burial commission,” Iselema remarked.
They drop dead newborn babies at our dumpsites.
“I want Bayelsans to know that we have put in place equipment, and whenever they are apprehended, they will appear in court and explain why they are killing our infants and discarding them in receptacles. That is exactly what we shall do.
The Environment Commissioner also stated that his ministry has put an end to the threat of abbatoir operators using tyres to roast goat, ram, and cow meat for public consumption.
He stated that the current administration was committed to making the state capital Nigeria’s cleanest metropolis.