Owing to the activities of the newly constituted Special Task Force, “Operation Sight and Abate”, by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, streets in Lagos have now been cleared of backlog of refuse generated during the Christmas and New Year celebrations in the State.
Speaking during a recent sanitation inspection tour of Egbe-Idimu and Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Adejare, expressed satisfaction with the level of work done by the special task force in clearing the backlog of refuse in the two LCDAs in record time.
He condemned the indiscriminate dumping of refuse under any guise and reminded Lagosians, especially market women and men of the Lagos State Government policy to zero tolerance on all environmental infractions.
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.
He said the environment, being relevant to all, should be properly maintained if we must attain environmental sustainability and socio-economic wellbeing.
Recall that the Ministry had promptly constituted a Special Task Force as part of its response to media reports of heaps of refuse in parts of Lagos especially in Egbe-Idimu and Igando-Ikotun LCDAs, after the Yuletide and New Year celebrations.