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Lagos tasks residents on proper disposal of refuse

By Bertram Nwannekanma   |   07 January 2017   |   1:28 am

 Dr Babatunde Adejare

Dr Babatunde Adejare

Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare, has frowned at indiscriminate disposal of refuse in the state.Adejare, who spoke during the sanitation inspection tour of Egbe-Idimu and Igando-Ikotun LCDAs, reminded Lagosians especially market women and men, who are notorious for illegally dumping refuse on the road and in drainages, of the state government’s zero tolerance on all environmental infractions.
 
According to him, the environment, being relevant to all, should be properly maintained if we must attain environmental sustainability and socio-economic well-being.
   
While restating government’s resolve to expeditiously apply regulatory and enforcement measures against contraventions of government policies and regulations, Adejare enjoined residents to voluntarily comply with the extant state environmental laws.
 
The commissioner, who expressed his satisfaction with the level of the work done by the newly constituted task force “Operation Sight and Abate”,   said the intervention  had made significant impact in ridding the two Local Council Development Areas  (LCDAs) of refuse heaps in record time.
 
The inspection tour was part of the Ministry of the Environment’s response measures to the recent media reports of heaps of refuse in parts of Lagos especially Egbe-Idimu and Igando-Ikotun LCDAs, as a result of the Yuletide and New Year celebrations.

Earlier, the Ministry had promptly constituted the special task force code named Operation Sight and Abate to deal with the situation and engender a system whereby refuse heaps are promptly abated wherever they are found in the State.


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Dr. Babatunde Adejare


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