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 to become 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 that will be conducive for tourism, economic growth and wellbeing of its citizenry.

In the year 2005, two offices were created under the Ministry namely: Office of Environmental Services (OES) and Office of Drainage Services (ODS). In 2015, following an Executive Order by His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the two offices i.e. (OES and ODS) were merged into a single Ministry of the Environment. Later in January 2018, the Office of Drainage Services was moved to Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) under the Ministry of Works, in furtherance of the Environment Sector reform of the Akinwunmi Ambode Administration.

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu took the oath of office on May 29, 2019 with a commitment in his inaugural speech to restore all the agencies in the environmental sector that have become almost moribund. He gave a commitment then that they will all be repositioned to positively and effectively impact the Lagos environment that will not only be green but sustainable.

After he assumed office, all the sectors in the environment and water resources are now properly positioned to restore the good old days when Lagos served as a positive benchmark in terms of cleanliness and a flood free environment.

The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources serves as the coordinating Ministry for all the agencies in the Environment and Water Resources sector.

  • Formulation of policy on environmental services matters.
  • Formulation of policy on air and other forms of pollution.
  • Control of outdoor advertisements and signposts.
  • Conduct field laboratory and geo-physical survey in conjunction with other stakeholders.
  • Collation of data on industrial hazards and setting of standards.
  • Monitoring of cemeteries.
  • Supervision of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency (LASPARK), Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), ), Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC), Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), Kick Against Indiscipline(KAI) and Lagos State Waste Water Management Office (LSWMO).
  • Development, control and maintenance of public parks and gardens.
  • Formulation of policy on ecological matters
  • Evaluation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audit Report (EAR).
  • Control, management and monitoring of public toilets.
  • Supervision and management of donor agencies assisted projects.
  • Formulation and evaluation of policies relating to climate change towards mitigating its negative impact.
  • Liaison with all units of Federal and State Ministries on issues concerning the environment.
  • Laboratory services for sewage, water and environmental pollution.
  • Control of water pollution and hygiene.
  • Treatment of wastewater.


  • Mr. Tokunbo Wahab – Honourable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources.
  • Mr. Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu – Special Adviser, Environment
  • Dr. Gaji Omobolaji Tajudeen –   Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services
  • Engr. Shodeinde Olalekan Nurudeen – Permanent Secretary, Office of Drainage Services and Water Resources


  1. Director Admin & Human Resource, Mrs. Olabisi Owoyemi
  2. Deputy Director Legal, Mrs. Adebisi Olorunfemi
  3. Director Sanitation Services, Dr. Hassan Sanuth
  4. Director Environmental Education Unit, Mrs. Monsurat Banire
  5. Director Procurement, Mrs Taiwo Alaka-Yussuf
  6. Director, Finance and Accounts, Mrs. Olusola Abisoye
  7. Deputy Director Monitoring Enforcement and Compliance, Mr. Abolaji Fasasi
  8. Deputy Director Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Adekunle Adeshina
  9. Deputy Director, Conservation and Ecology, Mrs. Tolulope Adeyo
  10. Deputy Director Environmental Assessment Department, Dr. Olasukanmi Sojinu
  11. Deputy Director, Climate Change and Environmental Planning, Mr. Micheal Bankole
  12. Deputy Director Planning Unit, Mr. Ishola Olalekan
  13. Deputy Director, Environmental Health Unit, Mr. Akeem Olaewe
  14. Asst. Director, ICT Unit, Mrs. Abosede Oyafunke
  15. Head, Audit Unit, Mrs. Oluwatosin Abayomi


  1. Director Drainage Enforcement & Compliance, Engr. Mahmood Adegbite
  2.  Director Resilience Unit, Engr. Olatunji Ibilola
  3.  Director Drainage Construction & Dredging, Engr. Adedapo Ajadi
  4. Director Water Resources, Engr. (Mrs.) Helen Taiwo
  5.  Director Admin & Human Resource, Mr. Benjamin Adeyinka
  6.  Deputy Director Finance and Accounts, Mrs. Olufunmilola Ajamagbiso
  7. Deputy Director Drainage Maintenance and Operations/EFAG, Engr. Olalekan Ajani
  8. Deputy Director Project, Planning & Design, Engr. Olutayo Fagbekun
  9. Head, Planning Unit, Mrs Efundunni Ogunbamowo
  10. Head, Procurement Unit, Mrs. Adedayo Fashola
  11. Head, Audit Unit, Mrs. Olajumoke Oloyede



  1. Lagos State Signage And Advertisement Agency – LASAA
  2. Lagos Water Corporation – LWC
  3. Lagos Waste Management Authority – LAWMA
  4. Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency – LASEPA
  5. Lagos State Parks And Gardens Agency – LASPARK
  6. Lagos State Waste Water Management Office – LASWMO
  7. Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission – LSWRC
  8. Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI)

VISION: A Flood Free, Hygienic, and Aesthetically Beautiful Lagos with Sustainable Development and Management of its Water Resources.

MISSION: To foster a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment for the well-being of the citizenry through the application of best practices in environment and water resource management.


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