Lagos State Government has announced that it has launched a full-scale war on indiscriminate disposal of waste, warning that anyone caught violating environmental laws within the state will face the full wrath of the law.
The state’s Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, made the declaration at an interactive session with media chiefs in Lagos, weekend.
The commissioner spoke against the backdrop of the worsening situation where some Lagos residents have formed the habit of dumping waste at illegal spots, thereby sabotaging on-going efforts to rid Lagos State of filth.
Adejare noted with concern that soon after littered black spots and illegal dumping sites were cleared, some residents would return and dump waste at the same spots.
He admonished residents to use approved and legitimate dumping sites to dispose their refuse to avoid arrest and prosecution.
“The Cleaner Lagos Initiative, CLI, was born out of the need for Lagos to employ the operating standards adopted by other countries in the area of waste management. With the introduction of the CLI, we have launched a full-scale war on improper waste management in the state.”