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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Lagos To Reintroduce Monthly Sanitation To Combat Flooding

The state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, announced that the reintroduction of the monthly sanitation exercise has been approved by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Wahab also mentioned that the State Executive Council has given its approval for this initiative, which is set to commence in July and will be officially announced by the governor soon.

Wahab said that, “Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the state executive council have approved the re-introduction of the monthly sanitation. The governor will announce it officially for the exercise to commence this month.”

The monthly environmental sanitation exercise was previously halted in 2016. At the time, the then Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, explained that the decision was based on a resolution from the State Executive Council meeting. Ayorinde noted, “Lagos has grown exponentially with the attendant environmental problems associated with managing 20 million people. The environmental laws and procedures being practised in the state have not been able to match the growth and the dream of a 24-hour economy.”

The reintroduction of the monthly environmental sanitation is likely in response to the recent flooding affecting major parts of Lagos due to incessant rain.

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