The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Saturday warned the public to desist from refuse and bush burning along rail lines.
Mr James Zang, NRC Deputy Director, Research, Health, Safety and Environmental Services, gave the warning during the September environmental sanitation exercise
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, Zang noted that many residents burnt their refuse along rail lines instead of depositing them at designated refuse dumps.
“It is now a serious offence to burn refuse or bush close to rail lines, and anyone caught will face the full wrath of the law.
“We implore everyone to keep our rail lines clean by imbibing the act of proper disposal of their refuse rather than burning them, ’’ said the NRC boss.
He said that NRC officials would always be out to monitor offenders for appropriate action.
“We are going to have a very effective monitoring team to ensure compliance in order to promote cleanliness and safety of our facilities,’’ Zang said.