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The Lagos State Ministry of Environment has lifted the order restricting vehicular and human movement during the December monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise expected to come up on Saturday, 26th December to allow free movement of persons during the end of year festive seasons and joyous transition into the New Year.
The State Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, disclosed this today at an interactive session with journalists in his office, Alausa, Ikeja urging Lagosians to still observe the monthly exercise and clean up their homes and immediate environment, irrespective of the lifting of the restriction order, which will resume in January.
He enjoined all and sundry to ensure that, the festival is celebrated in a clean and safe environment, emphasizing the old adage which says that ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’
While wishing all Lagosians a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance, Adejare admonished all residents in the State to cultivate and imbibe a clean and hygienic way of life.
He urged Lagosians to bag their wastes properly and allow for easy collection and disposal to designated dumpsites by LAWMA and PSP Operators.
He assured Lagosians that, LAWMA is fully mobilized and would deploy men and equipment to ensure quick evacuation of waste generated during the festive period, while noting that, as we approach the New Year, they should consolidate on the gains of a clean city, which we have all worked hard to attain.
He added that, the State Government remains determined in its commitment to a clean, hygienic and flood-free environment urging Lagosians once again to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drains and unapproved sites.
According to him, “We should therefore be reminded that a clean, safe and healthy environment promotes long life as well as reduces unnecessary health problems”. [LASG]