By Monsur Olowoopejo
LAGOS â€” THE Lagos State government has declared that the monthly environmental sanitation exercise will take place tomorrow as against the rumour making the round that the exercise had been cancelled because of the Christmas celebration.
However, tanker drivers have been exempted from restriction of movement. The exercise takes place between the hours of 7 a.m.Â and 10 a.m.
According to the Commissioner for Environment, Dr Muiz Banire, in a statement signed by his Public Relations Officer, Mr. Segun Ogundeji, all law enforcement agents have been informed to allow tanker drivers move freely during the sanitation hours to enable them discharge their fuel at designated filling stations.
He said the sanitation exercise was aimed at creating a cleaner, healthier and sustainable environment, capable of promoting economic growth and well-being of the citizens of Lagos State.
Banire also implored Lagos residents to troop out to clean their environment, adding that the ministry was ready to deploy more human and material resources to ensure that all refuse generated during the Christmas celebration were promptly evacuated.
The commissioner appealed to all residents to bag their refuse properly to allow for easy disposal to the designated dump sites. He warned that disposal of waste especially; animal dung, blood and other remnants of slaughtered animals, turkey and chicken constitute a high risk of epidemics and pollution of surface and underground water.