Mr Tega Onoyake, Chairman, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta has warned residents in the area against their poor attitude toward the monthly environmental sanitation.
Onoyake gave the warning shortly after the Saturday sanitation in Uvwie that lasted till 4 p.m.
The chairman, who expressed displeasure over the poor response of the people to the monthly exercise, said henceforth, defaulters would be penalised.
Onoyake, consequently, issued residents of Jakpa a two-day ultimatum to clean their environment or face the full wrath of the law.
He said a Special Task Force had been constituted to enforce the law with the support of Mobile Courts during the exercise.
“I am really disappointed with what I saw today. The residents see environmental hours as time to rest at home.
“I discover that from the 7 a.m to 10 a.m the commercial shops were locked. Just 10:05 a.m, all shops were reopened for the day’s activities leaving their environment dirty.
“If you refuse to clean your premises then the Special Task Force will do that for you. Then, you pay a huge fines to the Task Force or go to jail.
“We are giving the residents of Jakpa between now and Monday to clean their premises, failure by Tuesday the Special Task Force will come out fully and clear it, then they will be sanctioned,” he said.
The chairman said it was not the duty of the Council to clean the homes of the residents and appealed to them to change their attitude.