• LASG CONDEMNS REPORTED BRUTALISATION OF JOURNALIST BY KAI OPERATIVES

    The Lagos State Government on Thursday condemned the reported brutalization of a journalist with Guild Press Limited, Benjamin Anaja by some operatives of the Kick against Indiscipline (KAI) at Meiran Bus Stop, along the Lagos Abeokuta Expressway.

    In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, he said the present administration in the State has a zero tolerance for any form of brutalization of members of the public by any of her staffers or agents.

    He stated that the incident will be thoroughly investigated and all the KAI operatives mentioned in the news report which has already gone viral will be interrogated on what actually transpired and punitive measures taken if found culpable.

    He reiterated that the complainant would also be invited to come forward and substantiate his complaint and possibly identify the culprits who attacked him despite identifying himself as a journalist.

    The State apologized to the victim, the management of the Guild publishing company and the Nigerian Union of Journalists, promising that such an unfortunate incident will not repeat itself.

    He says the present administration under the leadership of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu believes in a free and unfettered media which is a basic requirement for a better and egalitarian society.

    It would be recalled that a news story has gone viral on Wednesday evening about some operatives of KAI dislodging street traders at Meiran Bus Stop on Lagos Abeokuta Expressway and who reportedly accosted a journalist who was recording the event.

    He claimed to have produced his identity card but was dragged into the Green Maria, brutalized, detained for several hours and had his identity card rumpled before he was eventually released at Ikeja Along Bus Stop.  

    Signed

    Kunle Adeshina

    Director (Public Affairs)

    MOE&WR

    Feb 04, 2021

  • COVID 19 SECOND WAVE: LASG COMMENCES DECONTAMINATION OF STATE SECRETARIAT AND GOVT AGENCIES

    In line with preventive measures to curtail the spread of the second wave of the Covid-19, The Lagos State Government on Saturday commenced the full decontamination/fumigation of  Offices in the State Secretariat Complexes and other Governmental offices.

    A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services in Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources,  Mrs Belinda Odeneye stated that the exercise had become necessary to reduce the risk of the spread of the corona virus in the state secretariat.

    She emphasized that the State Government will continue to adopt measures as part of the safety protocols to ensure that the Covid 19 pandemic does not further spread in the State, saying that the fumigation exercise will be a continuous process until the pandemic is contained.

    Mrs Odeneye said the decontamination exercise which commenced on Friday, 15th of January 2021 with the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Lands Bureau, and Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development is expected to end on Saturday the 30th of January 2021.

    The statement added that the exercise commences at 2pm during the weekdays while it would start at 8am on weekends, urging  workers to vacate their offices and  complex on stipulated days in order to avoid inhaling the chemicals used during fumigation exercise.

    According to the schedule, the Office of the Head of Service/PSO, Ministry of Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Relations, Management Services and Reforms Office, Office of Transformation,  Creativity and Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture, Office of Public Private Partnership, Lagos State Public Procurement Agency and Office of Civic Engagement will be fumigated on Saturday 16th of January, 2021 while the Office of Secretary to the State Government Cabinet Office, Office of the State Auditor General, Audit Service Commission, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance is to be fumigated on Sunday 17th of January 2021.

    The Office of the Deputy Governor, Ministry of Local Government & Community Affairs, Civil Service Commission, Ministry of Tourism Culture, Ministry of Waterfronts will be fumigated on Monday 18th January 2021 in addition to the Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Ministry of Housing, Civil Service Pension Office, Ministry of Information & Strategy and Ministry of Health that will be decontaminated on Tuesday 19th of January, 2021.

    The Staff Clinic, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Establishment, Training & Pensions, Central Business Districts Office, Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives is expected to be fumigated on the Wednesday 20th of January, 2021

    and  listed Ministry of Wealth Creation & Employment, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lagos State Liaison  Office Annex, Lagos State Valuation Office, Lagos State Real Estate Transaction Department and Lagos State Planning & Environmental Monitoring Authority for Thursday 21st of January, 2021.

    The State Treasury Office, Ministry of Finance, ABAT CENTRE, SPDV, Ministry of Science & Technology and the Ministry of Youth and Social Development are to be fumigated on Friday 22nd of January 2021

    while Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, Lagos State Safety Commission, Ministry of Economic planning & Budget, Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission and the Lagos Television LTV Complex Agidingbi are to be decontaminated on 23rd of January while the State  House of Assembly Complex, LASEPA Building, LASEMA, Fire Service Office, Alausa, Digital Village and RRS & GMT will be fumigated on Sunday 24th January.

    The Exercise moves to the Old Secretariat, Ikeja on Monday, 25th January 2021 with Local Government Service Commission, Local Government Establishment & Pension Office, Teachers Establishment & Pension Office, Office of the Auditor General for Local Governments, Office of Youth & Social Development (COURT), Lagos State Coconut Development Authority, Muslim Pilgrims Board, Christian Pilgrims Board, LABCA, LSEB and LASURA on  Monday 25th January, 2021.

    It would be the turn of the Lagos House /Office of the Governor, Office of Chief of Staff and Lagos Global on Tuesday 26th January, 2021 continuing on 27th January at Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency (LASAA), JJT and Ndubuisi Kanu Parks, Staff Canteen and ADEYEMI BERO Auditorium Hall.

    The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Lagos Water Corporation  (LWC), Lagos State Printing Corporation, Office Of Surveyor General, Arts and Culture, DMO and  LASRAA Office are scheduled for Thursday 28th January, 2021.

    The fumigation/decontamination exercise moves to Oshodi on 29th January for the offices of LASTMA, LASDRI, Lagos State Task Force, KAI Office, Neighbourhood Watch and LAW Reforms Commission and would be rounded up on 30th January with the Lagos State Material Testing Laboratory, Public Works Bureau, Lagos State Cooperatives College(Johnson Agiri) Oko- Oba, Agege and LASRAB

    Signed

    Kunle Adeshina

    Director (Public Affairs)

    MOE &WR

    January 16th, 2021.

  • YULETIDE : LASG CHARGES RESIDENTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

    As the yuletide festivities commence, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday reminded residents to be conscious and take charge of the state of the Environment during the celebrations.

    The State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello who said this during an interview at Alausa, Ikeja, stated that with second wave of Covid-19 also ravaging at this period, it calls for adoption of cleaniness in all forms and ensuring that all safety protocols are embraced by residents.

    He stressed that it was necessary for Lagosians to show utmost love to the environment even as they celebrate with moderation.

    Bello reminded all that a lot of waste would be generated during the Christmas and New Year celebrations and called for proper disposal of animal waste as well as proper sorting and bagging of such refuse and placing them at designated points.

    He assured Lagosians that the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is positioned to respond adequately to the efforts to all wastes that may be generated during the period.

    He said that the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu is at the fore front of the campaign for a healthy people and a cleaner environment, and will always encourage Lagosians to desist from acts that could have negative impacts on the environment.

    The Commissioner advised residents who mostly will be celebrating in their homes following the Covid 19 guidelines to be mindful of their activities while they celebrate and also avoid using inflammable objects in their homes.

    He also advised residents against the storage of petrol and other inflammable materials at homes, offices, shops and markets as their storage could aid fire outbreak particularly when virtually all objects in the environment are dry and combustible during this period.

    Bello further urged drivers to beware of the hazy weather condition which may reduce visibility to less than 10m, stressing that motorists should ensure that all parts of their vehicles are in good conditions before embarking on any journey.

    He used the occasion to wish all residents a blessed Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

    SIGNED

    KUNLE ADESHINA

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

    PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MOE&WR

    23rd  DECEMBER, 2020.

  • SENSITIZATION CAMPAIGN AGAINST SINGLE USE BAGS WITHIN THE PREMISES AND OUTSIDE.

    Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources officials led by PS Office of Environmental Services Mrs Belinda Aderonke Odeneye on Tuesday kickstarted the free distribution of reusable and eco-friendly bags to members of staff as part of sensitisation campaign against single use bags within the premises and outside.