• November Sanitation Exercise Holds In Lagos On Saturday, 29th November 2014

    The statewide Lagos Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise for November comes up on Saturday 29th November, 2014 across the State between the hours of 7:00am-10am.

    Tunji Bello urged Lagosians to participate actively in the exercise through the cleaning of their homes, drains, and totality of their environment.

    He noted that regular cleaning of the environment hold the key to a healthy living and prosperous life.

    In view of Global Climatic uncertainties, which is evident in the incessant rainfall which we are still experiencing till date, the state Government had kept faith with its all-rear-round de-flooding
    programme as the Drainage Construction/Maintenance Department and Emergency Flood Abatement Department had intensified massive cleaning and maintenance of channels across the state, in order to reduce to the barest minimum, the incidence of flooding.

    Tunji Bello emphasized that, the State Government remains unwavering in its commitment to a clean, hygienic and flood free environment and therefore urged Lagosians to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drains and unapproved sites especially now that global warming has broken nation’s barriers and boundaries, as well as does not respect Nationalities.

    The Commissioner for the Environment warned residents who still patronize cart pushers to desist from this illegal act as the scope of the PSP Operators had been increased to further accommodate more residents of the State.

    To ensure full participation as well as total compliance to the restriction order, Mr. Tunji Bello warned Private /Commercial vehicle operators, interstate Bus Operators, State Transport Owners and Road Transport Workers Association to comply with the restriction of vehicular movement order between 7.00am-10.00am as any vehicle caught violating this order would be dealt with appropriately, while passengers in such vehicles would also be prosecuted according to the State Sanitation Laws.

    He also warned those who are in the habit of playing Football on the State Highways and Roads during Sanitation Exercise to henceforth desist from this unlawful act as law enforcement Agents had been instructed apply the full weight of the laws on offenders.

    He further assured that Law Enforcement Agencies including Nigerian Police and officials from KAI, LAWMA, LASTMA had been fully mobilized to enforce the non-restriction of movement order and warned that violators would be prosecuted according to the State Sanitation Laws.

    Fola Adeyemi
    Ministry of the Environment.
    November 25, 2014

  • 2013 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction LAGS Reassures Residents

    Following NIMET’s release of 2013 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction(SRP) which predicted heavy rainfall of high intensity for Lagos, the Lagos State Government has reassured Lagosians,asking them not to panic. The Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello stated at a press conference to sensitize the media on the implications of the Seasonal Rainfall Prediction for Lagos State that Lagosians should set their minds at rest in spite of the forecast of heavy rains. Continue reading 2013 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction LAGS Reassures Residents

  • Lagos Holds 5th Climate Change Summit March 13-15

    In the stride to combat effects of Climate Change, Lagos State Government holds the 5th edition of the Annual Climate Change Summit from Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th March,2013 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island-Lagos. The three day summit with the theme: Vulnerability And Adaptability To Climate Change In Nigeria: Lagos State Transportation, Housing And Infrastructure would afford participants from different sectors the opportunity of sharing experience and proffering solutions on climate change challenges. Continue reading Lagos Holds 5th Climate Change Summit March 13-15

  • Climate Change Biggest War Of Our Time – Fashola

    The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), has described the ravaging climate change as the biggest war of our time, stressing that “no war in human history has claimed as many lives as climate change has claimed”. Fashola stated this at the ongoing 5th Climate Change Summit in Lagos with the theme: Vulnerability and Adaptability to Climate Change in Nigeria: Lagos State Transportation, Housing and Infrastructural Sectors in Focus”. Fashola added, “it is a war we need to fight together and I am sure that if we fight together, the human civilization will win, climate change is not new, what is new is our knowledge about it and what we do about it”.

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  • Lagos Dedicate Subsequent Sanitation Exercises Towards Drainage Clearance

    Now that the rains are here, the Lagos State Government has dedicated subsequent editions of the statewide environmental sanitation exercises, more to the cleaning of drains and canals across the state, and other environmental nuisances. According to the Commissioner for the Environment, Lagosians are implored to come out in large numbers on Saturday May 25th, 2013, to clean drains in their frontage and canals nearest to their homes in order to combat flooding in the State. This became necessary in view of meteorologist forecast that the state is to experience rains of high intensity and severe thunderstorm across the state.

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