Lagos State Government has urged Lekki residents to be observant and protective of their immediate environment and not leave their neighborhood at the mercy of miscreants who are fond of degrading the environment.
This call was made by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare during his inspection tour of Lekki Phase 1 over the weekend.
The commissioner who frowned at the alarming rate at which people who have no business in the estate were allowed to deface the estate, urged residents to promptly report illegal developments as they constitute grave dangers to the environment.
He stress that the situation in which miscreants were allowed to erect shanties in the prime estate, dump refuse indiscriminately, block drainage channels and constitute nuisance to the neighborhood was
unacceptable, stressing that the government would immediately enforce environmental laws to return normalcy.
He also said that the State Government would not rest on its oars in ensuring that Lagosians inculcate the habit of regular maintenance of their immediate environment as doing so is our collective responsibility.
The Commissioner reiterated the State Government’s zero tolerance for environmental abuse, especially indiscriminate refuse dumping, drainage blockage, construction on waterways and drainage alignments, as well as building of shanties etc.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Lekki Residents Association Prof. Olumide Ajose thanked the Lagos State Government for its support in ensuring that the Lekki Estate Environment remained cleaner and healthier.
He promised that his association would spur members of his community to cooperate with the State Government to stop all actions that were capable of degrading the Environment, while praising the new waste management initiative of the State Government which he described as a major turning point in solid waste management in the State.
Principal Executive Officer (Public Affairs)
Ministry of the Environment
21st August, 2017