The Lagos State Government has revealed plans to cancel restriction during the monthly environmental sanitation in the state by the end of the year.
The Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare, stated this on Thursday at the monthly briefing of the ministry. “Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, in line with his responsive government, hopes to discontinue restriction during the monthly environmental sanitation exercise,” he said.
He said the governor believed that as the fifth biggest economy in Africa, Lagos State should function round the clock, adding that the government could no longer afford to keep shutting down the megacity because of sanitation. The commissioner added that the state had issued a seven-day notice with effect from Thursday to some markets across the state for violating environmental laws.
The markets include Sura, Itafaji, Oke-Odo, Sangrouse, Bariga, Ajah Ultra-Modern, Agbalaka, Aiyetoro, Sabo and Ita-elewa in Ikorodu. Adejare said the markets would be shut if the traders failed to comply with relevant laws regarding sanitation. Read more