The people of Fashina Community in Ife Central Local Government Area of Osun State have raised the alarm over emission from the furnace of the Ife Iron and Steel Nigeria Limited located in the community.
The Chairman of the community, Rev. Jacob Fadare, who spoke in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Friday, said the thick smoke coming out of the factory had made some of the residents of the community to develop some diseases, including respiratory ailments. He said residents of the town and other adjourning communities had been inhaling dangerous smoke coming out of the factory since 2011 when the iron and steel company commenced operations.
Fadare said, “We are asking the Osun State Government to compel the company to control its emission. We are dying here in this community. So many of us have developed respiratory ailments and this is death by instalment. “We complained to the late Ooni of Ife, we have complained to many quarters and the latest is our protest letter to the Osun State House of Assembly. We want the House to compel them to do the needful or relocate their factory.” Read more