The Ogun State government is working hard to curb the Cholera outbreak in some parts of the state that has killed at least 12 people.

Reports link the development to poor water production. 


Cholera Outbreak: Ogun State To Monitor Water, Beverage Production

Due to the Cholera outbreak, the Ogun State Government through the Ministry of Environment is set to commence verification of water production and beverages processing in the state.


The Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Ola Oresanya, announced the planned verification while at a stakeholders meeting with the Table Water and Beverages Producers Association of Nigeria.

the meeting was held at the Ministry’s Conference Hall, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.


 Water Production

Mr Oresanya said that the meeting was necessary for the agency to know which registered water producers were complying with the process of water production.

According to him, it became necessary to monitor the hygienic process of producing water products.

It is also to ensure that they meet the required standard for human consumption.

He expressed the belief that this will avert health hazards that could affect the lives and well-being of the people.


“The state will not tolerate any factory that is not ready to follow the due process of water production.

“Because you are registered or enlisted with NAFDAC does not mean that as a state we will not follow up with your production process to ensure that due diligence is done.


“This follow up will avert health issues that can affect the lives of people living in the state,” Oresanya noted.”

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According to him, the Ministry will collaborate with NAFDAC, the Ministries of Health and Industry, Trade, and Investment to ensure compliance with the hygienic process of water production.

Also, he said periodic on-the-spot assessments would be done to fish out the bad eggs among the producers.

Mr. Oresanya further stated that sanctions would be meted out to unscrupulous beings among the producers.

On behalf of the producers, Mr Femi Olukoya and Lawan Shobiye assured the government representatives of the state of the association’s readiness to cooperate and support the state government.

The association would ensure the health and lives of the people are optimally protected in line with the hygienic production process of producing table and sachet water as regulated by NAFDAC and other agencies, he said.

Furthermore, they both stressed that the association would not hesitate to report any of its members who are not complying with regulated rules backing the water production processes and putting the lives of the people in grave danger.

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