Lagos not re-introducing monthly sanitation – Official

The Lagos state government Tuesday debunked rumours making the rounds on airwaves and social media that it has reintroduced the monthly environmental sanitation exercise and vehicular restriction.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Mr. Biodun Bamgboye, the government stated that no restriction will take place on the last Saturday of June 2019 or any other month for that matter until otherwise decided.

He said there is no basis for the apprehension of some people that they may have their businesses or social engagements disrupted by the vehicular restriction between the hours of 7a.m and 10a.m, the restriction period for previous environmental sanitation exercise.

He added that one of the proactive measures undertaken by the governor on his first day in office was to sign an Executive Order that borders on the declaration of zero tolerance for indiscriminate dumping of refuse all over the state and he did not include a restriction for environmental sanitation exercise.

Bamigboye said the governor’s position that the monthly environmental sanitation exercise cancelled by the last administration, would only be reintroduced after necessary consultation with the popular support of the majority of Lagosians.

He stated that the resolve of the present administration is to ensure that all machinery is put in motion to have a cleaner, safer and sustainable environment for all the residents.

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