LASG Charges Residents To Maintain Clean Environment During Yuletide

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The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, has charged residents across the state to maintain a clean environment during and after the yuletide for healthy living.

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

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

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

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

The Commissioner assured residents that because of the increased waste that is envisaged to be generated this season, the combined efforts of the Ministry of Environment and Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) would continue to rid Lagos of refuse heaps.

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Wahab further said the government is determined to be proactive in sensitising Lagosians against illegal waste disposal and the importance of a sustainable environment.

He said that the administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is at the forefront of the campaign for healthy people and a 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 lay-bys amongst others across the state.

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

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