Lagos observe monthly sanitation exercise despite non-restriction of movement
ln spite of non-restriction of vehicular and human movements, residents across Lagos State on Saturday observed the usual monthly sanitation exercise, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Lagos State Government had on Friday lifted the restriction order on human and vehicular movements due to the scheduled nationwide examination of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board.
The Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, advised residents to still observe the monthly exercise by clearing the drains and their environment.
NAN also reports that many residents were not aware of the government’s announcement lifting restriction on movements which made compliance almost total.
The agency’ correspondents, who monitored the exercise in Shasha area of Akonwonjo, Abule Egba, Old Ota Road, Genesis Estate in Aboru and Ipaja Ayobo areas, Agege and Dopemu areas, report that the turnout was quite impressive.
Some residents, who spoke to NAN, said that they were not aware of the partial cancellation of the sanitation exercise.
A civil servant, Mr. Joseph Abeshe, told NAN that he was not aware of the lift of ban on movement so he stayed back to clean his environment till 10:00 am.
In Sawyer Street and the entire area, we have been cleaning and did not go out because we were not aware of lift of ban on movement,“ he said.
A trader in Abule Egba, Mr. Oluwatimilehin Babajide, said residents were not aware of the announcement because of the epileptic power supply.
We did not get the information because there is no light”.
Also, a businesswoman in Shasha, Mrs. Roseline Azibuike, said that there was no movement till 10.00 a.m.
Transporters did not come out till 10.00am in my area, so we did our normal monthly cleaning.”
A baker, Mrs. Chidinma Nwosu, also told NAN:“With the movement of commercial motorcycles, buses and other vehicles as early as 7.30 to 8.00 a.m. in my area in Ojota, we knew there was no restriction of movement.
We carried out the exercise as usual, knowing full well that a clean and healthy environment is important to individual health.”
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