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LASG REITERATES COMMITMENT ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has affirmed its readiness to implement all the relevant laws aimed at achieving a cleaner, hygienic, aesthetically respondent environment through total conformity in line with the Lagos State Environmental Protection Law 2017.

The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) Mrs. Idowu Mohammed disclosed this today in her Office, Bolade-Oshodi, according to her ‘’part of the function of LAGESC is to monitor and maintain surveillancs along the highway, streets and public amenities as well as to report regularly any breach of the provision of the Environmental Laws to the appropriate enforcement authorities”.

Mrs. Mohammed stressed that the present administration of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is passionate about the safety of lives and cleanliness of our environment, hence, directed the LAGESC officials reposed with the mandate to effectively clamp down on all violators of environmental sanitation laws in the State to adequately protect the lives and the environment at large.

The Executive Secretary also emphasised on the risk associated with neglecting the use of pedestrian bridges, this she said impedes free flow of traffic as well as unnecessary loss of lives as a result of hit-and-run by the motorists, while noting that the distance from the pedestrian bridges where arrests can be made by LAGESC officers against erring pedestrians wishing to endanger their lives by crossing the highway is pegged at 200 metres.

She also decried the increase in trading activities on our major roads, hawking, illegal activities by road side mechanics, abandoned vehicles, illegal structures on drainages, selling and cooking of food on roads/sidewalks, stressing that all these, constitute a nuisance and traffic gridlock on our roads.

The Executive Secretary finally reinstated the Agency’s commitment to implementing relevant laws concerning the environment, coupled with constant monitoring of Lagos environs in line with global best practices of enforcement technique, as well as ensuring that statutory punishments are meted out to offenders which will be upheld at all times in accordance with provision of the Environmental Protection Law 2017.

Adebayo Kehinde
Head, Public Affairs Unit
(LAGESC)

19th SEPTEMBER, 2019

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