To reduce pollution, avert flood, Lagosians charged to maintain clean environment
To reduce environmental pollution, as well as avert flood disaster, Lagos residents have been enjoined to maintain a clean environment. Speaking at the World Environment Day (WED), celebration with the theme ‘Connecting people to nature’, organised by Lagos State Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with Save the Children International, among other partners, the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, said clean environment is very important to the safety of any society. He said the day was being marked to lay emphasis on the importance of environment to human life and life yet unborn.
Adejare said: “We are actively working to reform waste product management so that the issue of dumping refuse in waterways will stop.” Save the Children International Operations’ Manager for Lagos and Cross River, Mr. Roy Chikwem, said, “we find it saddening to see the damaging impact of a poor environment on the spread of childhood illnesses such as malaria, diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid and pneumonia, which account for large percentage of the deaths of children under five years in Nigeria.”
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