December 27, 2014 – There are indications that the monthly environmental sanitation slated for December 27, 2014, will not hold in Lagos. It is likely due to the Christmas festival and to allow for free movement of residents who are travelling in and out of Lagos State.
As at press time there was no official statement from the Ministry of Environment on the subject which is quite unusual. Usually the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Environment will issue statement either stating that the exercise will hold or it has been cancelled.
We made efforts to reach Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Environment, Mr. Fola Adeyemi, but he was not available. Text messages sent to his phone number was not replied.
We equally sent messages inquiring about the exercise to the General Manager, Lagos State Waste Management Authority(LAWMA), Dr. Ola Oresanya and the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello but they have not replied the text messages as at the time of filing the report.
Other sources close to government said the exercise will not hold since there was no statement on the issuse.