About MOE

About Ministry of the Environment

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.

The ministry is saddled with the following responsibilities:

  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Sanitation and Protection Services
  • Pollution Control
  • Ecological and Conservation matters
  • Control and regulation of Outdoor Advertisement
  • Drainage services
  • Deflooding
  • Sewage Management
  • Coastal and Hinterland Erosion control
  • Evaluation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and
  • Environmental Audit Report (EAR)

Management Team of the Ministry

  • Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare – Honourable Commissioner for the Environment
  • Mr. Babatunde Hunpe – Special Adviser to His Excellency on the Environment
  • Engr S.A Adeyemi – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment

Directors (Ministry of the Environment)

  • Mrs. Adeola Olatokun           – Director, Admin and Human Resources
  • Dr. Afolabi A.T                        – Director, Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance
  • Mr. Tunde Awobiyi                – Director, Public Affairs
  • Engr. A.O Oduyemi               – Director, Drainage
  • Engr. O.O Ibilola                    – Director, EFAD
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Iyabo Phillips      -Director, Environmental Services Department
  • Mr  Sherif Savage                   – H.O.D,  Environmental Management Department
  • Mrs Oyedeji O.A               – H.O.D , Procurement
  • Mrs Mohammed                           – H.O.D, Legal
  • Mrs.  Bamtefa                         – H.O.D , Audit
  • Mr Shonibare                         – H.O.D, Accounts
  • Mr  Ishola R.O                        – H.O.D Planning
  • Mr Ajenifuja  S.O                   – H.O.D  I.C.T

Parastatals are:

  • Lagos State Waste Management Authority           (LAWMA)
  • Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency        (LASEPA)
  • Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency    (LASAA)
  • Lagos State Waste Water Management Office       (LSWMO)
  • Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency                    (LASPARK)
  • Lagos Water Corporation                                           (LWC)
  • Lagos  State Water Regulation Commission           (LSWRC)
A flood- free, hygienic and beautiful Lagos.

To foster a clean, healthy, sustainable Environment for the well being of citizenry through the application of best practices in Environmental Management.

Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Excellence
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism
  • Proactiveness
  • Credibility
  • Confidentiality
  • Fairness