• 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.
  • PIX 0567:L-R Permanent Secretary, Office of Drainage Services, Engr. Olalekan Shodehinde, Permanent Secretary, Office Of Environmental Services, Mrs Aderonke Odeneye, Hon.Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello and Managing Director Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Mr Ibrahim Odumboni at a One-Day Consultative Workshop On Draft Lagos State Plastic Waste Policy in Lagos State, held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce an Industry (LCCI) Conference Centre, Alausa on Tuesday.
    PIX 0476, 0557: Hon. Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello (Middle), Permanent Secretary, Office Of Environmental Services, Mrs Aderonke Odeneye (Second left), Managing Director Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Mr Ibrahim Odumboni (Second right), rep of the Controller, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Akinyemi Olusola (right) and Director Legal Unit, Ministry of The Environment and Water Resources, Mrs Olubunmi Obadan during One-Day Consultative Workshop On Draft Lagos State Plastic Waste Policy in Lagos State, held at the LCCI Conference Centre, Alausa on Tuesday.
  • ASG FLAGS OFF CLEAN LAGOS: USE THE TOILET CAMPAIGN
    …….. Joins others to Celebrate 2020 World Toilet Day

    The Lagos State Government on Thursday flagged off the “CLEAN LAGOS: USE THE TOILET CAMPAIGN” initiative to curb Open defecation, stating that over 600 private public toilet operators have been registered in addition to construction of over 140 public toilets.

    In addition to the already constructed public toilet facilities, the State Government will be placing mobile toilets in strategic locations across the State, upgrade already existing toilet facilities to encourage patronage and partner with donors, individuals and corporate organisation in the management and maintenance of these facilities” she said.

    Speaking during the celebration of the 2020 World Toilet Day held at Onigbongbo Motor Park, Ojota, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello maintained that the celebration brings to the front burner issues such as water, sanitation and hygiene.

    Bello who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Service, Mrs Aderonke Odeneye said the theme for the year 2020 World Toilet day “Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change” is apt and serves as a reminder of the importance of sustainable sanitation process, alongside clean water and handwashing facilities.

    He explained that it would also help protect and maintain health security and stop the spread of deadly infectious diseases such as diarrhea, Cholera, Typhoid and the most recently COVID-19 ravaging the entire world and threatening human existence

    The Commissioner said the flag-off of the “CLEAN NIGERIA: USE THE TOILET CAMPAIGN” was in furtherance of efforts to ensure that all public places including schools, hotels, fuel stations, places of worship, market places, hospitals and offices have accessible toilets and latrines within their premises for public use.

    He stressed that the attitude of the citizenry in the usage and maintenance of the facilities had been very poor.

    Bello also emphasize that the State Government had constituted a Special Task Force tagged ANTI – OPEN DEFECATION GANG on Open Urination and Defecation across the State to arrest and arraign defaulters before a Magistrate Court for prosecution.

    He enjoined Lagosians to join the State crusade of attaining a cleaner, healthier, functional and sustainable environment, capable of promoting economic growth and well-being of the entire citizenry.

    The Country Manager, Reckitt Benckiser, Asif Hashimi said the company was elated to partner with the Lagos State Government to change the face of Toilet in Nigeria.

    He said the stigma of the rating of Nigeria as the first on the list of Open Defection can be fought in unison for a better and healthier environment calling on the general public, public toilet operators, individuals and corporate organisations to come on board to embark on aggressive sensitization campaign.

    The representative of the Commissioner and special guests later officially handed over the rehabilittoilets toilets located in the Onigbongbo Park.

    Signed
    Kunle Adeshina
    Director (Public Affairs)
    MOE&WR
    November 19, 2020