HomeEnvironment & ClimateLagos Govt. Reads Riot Act To Housing Estates On Environmental Contraventions

Lagos Govt. Reads Riot Act To Housing Estates On Environmental Contraventions

Lagos, Nigeria – The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has reiterated its readiness at promoting a cleaner, hygienic, and aesthetically resplendent environment through constant monitoring of environmental infractions such as distressed soak-away, inappropriate discharge of wastewater, defective plumbing works, improper waste disposal, and untidy general surroundings.

This is in a bid to restore cleanliness to Housing estates and other parts of the state.

Speaking on the unwholesome acts at the Agency’s Command Headquarters Bolade-Oshodi, the Corps Marshal of the Agency, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (Rtd) said “The present administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is poised at ensuring healthy and cleaner environment and as such, the Agency will continue to ensure necessary compliance and enforcement of all environmental laws across the nooks and crannies of the State.

She further disclosed that through its Monitoring Team and petitions from concerned citizens, the Agency recently noted that three (3) blocks of flats at the Millennium Housing Estate, Oko-Oba, Agege contravened environmental infractions and were equally served abatement notices on account of the infractions notably; distressed soak-away, defective plumbing works, vegetal nuisance, open discharge of effluent, unkempt general surroundings among others.

In the same vein, block of flats at Falowo bus-stop, Jakande Estate, Ejigbo have also been served with notices on related environmental infractions in line and accordingly to restore sanity.

She, however, averred that this exercise will be continuous and sustained in gated estates and other areas of the State, stressing that all environmental infractions will not be tolerated and anyone caught violating the environmental laws of the State would be punished accordingly.

She then urged Lagosians to adhere to the directives issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, urging residents to adopt an attitudinal change by not dumping refuse in drainage channels and erecting structures on drainage alignments, emphasizing that all residents owe the State a duty to support the efforts of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration to ensure that expected heavy rainfall and release of dam water does not wreak havoc in any part of the State.

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