The Lagos State Government in a conference on Friday warned Lagosians about poor waste disposal and its attendant consequences.
The Commissioner for Physical and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye, talked about this amongst other issues at a news conference in commemoration of the 2018 World Habitat Day.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Municipal Solid Waste Management”.
Ogunleye explained how solid waste management is now a global issue that affects all and sundry.
He said, “Poor solid waste collection and disposal can lead to serious health and environmental problems from uncontrolled dump sites and waste burning. It also leads to polluted air and water”.
In his submission, the celebration of the day reminded all that they have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of their cities and towns.
He also told the audience that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode would be in attendance at the occasion scheduled to hold on October 8 at the Lagos State secretariat while Kabir Yari, a UN delegate, would deliver a keynote message on the World Habitat Day.
A lecture themed “Municipal Solid Waste Management in Lagos State” would also be delivered by Idowu Salawu, an environmental management consultant.
The commissioner revealed that 37 ministries, departments and agencies of government would take part in the celebration while 19 other organizations were expected to attend.