Lagos To Clamp Down On Illegal Development

The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on Thursday held a stakeholders’ workshop on Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Regulations and Building Control Regulations, 2019 to enlighten stakeholders on the provisions of the law and the constitution of a Physical Planning and Building Control Appeals Committee by the State Government. The Physical Planning Permit and Building Control Regulations 2019 was recently passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly while the Physical Planning and Building Control Appeals Committee was approved by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Commissioner for…

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LASG Restates Zero Tolerance For Indiscriminate Waste Disposal

The Lagos State government has reiterated total intolerance of illegal and reckless waste disposal, in unauthorized places. This followed the arrest, preparatory to prosecution of some residents of Aboru in Alimosho, whose wards were recently caught emptying bags of trash in a drainage channel at the front of their home, during a recent heavy downpour, on the instructions of their parents. Speaking on this, the Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, reminded residents of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on zero tolerance to environmental infractions, stressing…

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Lagos Alerts Residents On Rise In Sea Water Level, Flooding Of Low Line Areas

Lagos State Government has alerted residents on the rise of sea water level resulting in the inability of the lagoon to discharge water into the ocean, thereby causing backflow into the drainage channels. According to the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, officials of the state are already working on different measures that would allow easy flow of water in the affected areas. He added that the state Government is also in talks with the officials of the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority which is releasing…

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Flooding: LASG Begins Clearing Of Canals In Ikorodu

Wale JAGUN -Commissioner charges LG Chairmen to ensure continuous drainage desilting After many years of the neglect of canals which have been causing flooding within and around the Ikorodu township, the Lagos State Government, during the week, begun the clearing of the canals to ensure free-flow of water in them. Our reporter sighted a heavy duty machine, belonging to the Lagos State Public Works, clearing  the canal beside Abel Abu house at Ota-Ona. It was gathered that the desilting of the canals commenced from the Alagbafo river (Odo Alagbafo which…

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Photo News: Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding In Ikorodu

Kunle ADELABU Motorists and other road users had another agonising day on roads across Ikorodu Division as heavy rains flooded most of the major roads and streets. Many vehicles and motorcycles were seen trapped in some areas visited by our reporter especially the Ipakodo-Igbogbo road and Odofin Street in Igbogbo as motorists find it hard to drive through the flood. Our reporter also gathered that residents experienced same thing in Odogunyan, Ijede, Ikorodu garage roundabout, Isawo road and Onisgida-Sabo road among other areas in Ikorodu Division that were badly affected.

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Adequate Measures Are In Place To Handle Persistent Rainfall – LASG

Lagos State Government on Thursday reassured residents that measures are already in place to address the challenges posed by incessant rainfall witnessed across the metropolis in the last three days, just as the various flood abatement gangs continue to clean and maintain the channels. Speaking with the media after an unscheduled inspection of some of the major drainage systems in Lagos, the State Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello and Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources, Engineer Joe Igbokwe, said residents should rest assured that…

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Cleaner Lagos: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Blue Box Programme For Waste Sorting

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday launched the Blue Box Programme aimed at encouraging waste sorting in a bid to achieve the goal of a cleaner Lagos devoid of filth. The Blue Box Programme is a single stream recyclable collection programme that will encourage separation of recyclable materials from the general waste at the point of generation. Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu said with huge population, Lagos generated over 10,000 metric tonnes of waste daily, adding that the old method of waste disposal had become old-fashioned. He said 50…

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Sanwo-Olu Charges Manufacturers On Sustainable Development

To ensure a sustainable environment for all, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday tasked manufacturers to cooperate with the State government on the use of recyclable and biodegradable materials in product packaging. He made the call at the 6th Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference themed ‘Conversations to promote environmental sustainability in Nigeria’, Sanwo-Olu implored the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) to play a lead role in the advocacy for a cleaner Lagos, as they have the expertise to convey government message to residents. The governor, represented by…

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Plant Trees To Celebrate Graduation, Birthday Other Memorable Events – Chairman, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA

Kunle ADELABU The Chairman, Igbogbo/bayeku Local Council Development Area, Comrade Sesan Daini, during the 2019 Tree Planting Exercise appealed to residents of the council to plant trees to commemorate christening of a new baby, graduation, and birthday According to him, this would ensure safer, beautiful environments and to save the world from the negative effects of the global warming. Comrade Daini spoke during the exercise held at the Methodist Primary School, Ibeshe in Igbogbo.Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lgaos, Southwest, Nigeria, also took part in the 2019…

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Photos: 2019 Tree Planting Exercise In Ikorodu Local Government

Kunle ADELABU The Ikorodu local government joined other councils in Lagos State on Sunday, July 14 for 2019 Tree Planting Exercise tagged, “Clean & Green is our Perfect Dream”.Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu was represented at the event designed to sensitise the public on the importance of tree planting.The event took place at the Ikorodu Slaughter Slab, off T.O.S. Benson Avenue, Ikorodu.

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