About Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources


The Ministry of the Environment was established in 1979 by the first elected Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande when it was carved out of the then Ministry of Works and Transport. It was later merged with Ministry of Physical Planning and became Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.

In 2003, the administration of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu separated the office of the Environment from Physical Planning and upgraded the present Office of the Environment to a full- fledged Ministry. The mandate of the Ministry was primarily to secure a clean, healthier and sustainable Environment which will be conducive for tourism, economic growth and well being of its citizenry. — Read More

School Environmental Advocacy Programmes

  • Climate Change Club

    The establishment of the Climate Change Clubs in Public Schools in Lagos State is one of the Schools Environmental Advocacy Programmes managed by the Ministry of the Environment.

  • LAWMA Club

    LAWMA club educates children on proper Waste disposal and recycling options. An initiative of The Lagos State Waste Management Authority, an Agency under the supervision of the Ministry.

  • Sewage Ambassadors

    A Lagos State Waste Water Management Office initiative meant to educate on the proper management of domestic and commercial sewage (Wastewater) in a number of Public Schools of Lagos State.