June 26, 2014 – The Lagos State Government has said that the June edition of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise will come up on Saturday June 28th 2014, between the hours of 7:00am-10am across the state.
Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello who made the revelation called on residents of Lagos to always dedicate the day for the general cleaning of their environment.
Tunji Bello urged Lagos residents to actively participate in the exercise adding that government is concentrating on statewide cleaning and maintenance of drainage channels across the state as a result of the rainy season.
He said global climatic weather conditions had become so unpredictable such that collective effort is needed to reduce to the barest minimum incidence of flooding in the State.
He warned residents who still patronize cart pushers to desist from this illegal act adding that the scope of PSP Operators in the statehas been increased to further accommodate more residents of the state.
Tunji Bello warned Private /Commercial vehicle operators, interstate Bus Operators, State Transport Owners and Road Transport Workers Association to comply with the restriction of vehicular movement order between 7.00am-10.00am as any vehicle caught violating this order would be dealt with appropriately, while passengers in such vehicles would also be prosecuted according to the State Sanitation Laws.
He further assured that Law Enforcement Agencies including Nigerian Police and officials from LAWMA, LASTMA and KAI have been fully mobilized to enforce the non-restriction of movement order and warned that violators would be prosecuted according to the State Sanitation Laws.