BY MONSURU OLOWOOPEJO
Lagos—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Tuesday, said the state has concluded plans to prosecute owners of abandoned ships dotting her shoreline, saying this will be for ecological reasons.
Fashola also said that the state’s climate change initiatives had created no fewer than 58,578 jobs.
The governor spoke at the opening ceremony of the three-day 6th Climate Change Summit, with the theme: ‘Exploring business opportunities in climate change mitigation and adaptation: Lagos State in focus’.
According to the governor: “We are looking at how to get professionals to assist in identifying owners of ocean-going vessels that are being abandoned on our shoreline.
“We intend to pursue claims against such owners for ecological damage which their ship has done to our state.”