The Commissioner for the Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti has tasked operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) on 24-hour surveillance of the Lagos environs in a bid to stem indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the highways.
Durosinmi-Etti gave this charge during a meeting with the Corps Marshal and Operational Heads of LAGESC in Alausa on Thursday.
Durosinmi-Etti stated that current reality, particularly the waste challenge which is the result of the ongoing transition into the new waste management system, has necessitated that LAGESC braces up to the current intervention efforts with intelligence.
He urged officers of LAGESC to get involved in community engagement to curtail the wave of indiscriminate dumping of refuse on major streets and encourage Lagosians to use waste bags.
According to him, “You must be up and doing as well as proactive in the performance of your duties”, stressing that discipline, mental and physical fitness should be their watchwords.
He warned the officials of LAGESC not to extort people, saying that the present administration abhors all uncivil practice and acts of extortion.