The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti has said that the Sanitary Landfill currently being built in Epe is in steady progress.
The Commissioner said this during a media tour of the Landfill site in Epe on Thursday.
He said that the landfill, being a critical aspect of the waste management value chain, was accorded the deserved priority by the Lagos State Government as it had concessioned the 880,000 square meter landfill to Visionscape Sanitation Solutions to deliver the construction of weighing areas and road ways, “leachate” collection ponds and sediment pond as well as material recovery facilities among others.
He said the new facility would ensure the protection of public health and the local environment as well as the global environment, while providing an efficient and effective final disposal option for waste generated in the State.
He said that the landfill was a component of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) which is a holistic waste management programme aimed at revitalizing the entire Solid Waste Management sector to have far-reaching benefits and multiplier effects for the State.
The Commissioner stressed that the Lagos State Government was committed to providing a sustainable and functional environment that would ensure development and prosperity.
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of the Environment
March 1, 2018