Lagos govt tasks residents on clean environment during Yuletide

Lagos Government has charged residents across the state to maintain a clean environment during and after the Yuletide for healthy living.

A statement by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, yesterday, stressed that it was important to remind Lagosians to show utmost love to the environment even as they celebrate.

While felicitating with residents for witnessing another yuletide, Wahab urged everyone to value the environment and ensure that all waste generated during the Christmas and New Year celebrations were properly disposed of.

“I would like to urge all residents to endeavor to maintain a clean, safe and sustainable environment because if you continue to haunt the environment through improper waste disposal, it will come back to you through flooding.”

He stressed that to avoid the spread of all forms of diseases, all forms of waste generated during the festive period must be properly disposed through bagging and placed at the appropriate places for the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) officials to pick up.

He assured residents that because of the increased waste that is envisaged to be generated this season, the combined efforts of the Ministry of the Environment and LAWMA would continue to rid Lagos of refuse heaps.

He said the government was determined to be proactive in sensitizing Lagosians against illegal waste disposal and the importance of a sustainable environment.

He said the administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu was in the forefront of the campaign for healthy people and cleaner environment, thus encouraging Lagosians to desist from acts that could have negative impacts on the environment.

He reiterated that the law against street trading was still in force, stressing that traders should desist from selling on the highways, road medians, road setbacks, and laybys, among others across the state.

He wished all residents an environmentally friendly merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


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