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Lagos Embarks On Enforcement Of Environmental Laws

The Lagos State Government has said it has started enforcing environmental laws in the state through prosecution of defaulters and sealing of their business facilities.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, disclosed this in a statement.

Odumboni stated during his speech at a sensitization program held in Igando-Ikotun Local Development Area that the authority has improved waste policing activities across communities by positioning personnel to monitor the environment.

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He said, “Our enforcement team has been made visible across various communities and team members ensure total compliance with the environmental laws of the state, arresting defaulters and the outlawed cart pushers in the process.

Odumboni also assured residents that LAWMA would work with community leaders to organise waste policing which will create jobs and reduce wastes.

“The task of achieving a cleaner and liveable environment is one that requires the involvement of all stakeholders and this is why we are working with community leaders to stamp out improper waste disposal, which has exposed our environment, and people living in it, to various hazards.

“Community waste policing is a sure way to sustain good waste management. It is also a means of youth empowerment and revenue generation. So, I urge council lawmakers to examine their bylaws and do the needful. Recycling and separating waste at source has environmental and economic benefits and will reduce the volume of wastes reaching the landfills while also creating jobs,” he added.

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