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Lagos to reintroduce monthly environmental clean-up

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has accredited the reintroduction of month-to-month environmental sanitation within the state.

The State Commissioner for Atmosphere and Water Assets, Tokunbo Wahab, who disclosed this, mentioned the State Council has additionally accredited the implementation of the month-to-month train.

Nevertheless, he mentioned the governor would quickly formally announce the cleanup, which is ready to start in July.

“Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the State Council have accredited the reintroduction of month-to-month sanitation companies.

“The governor will formally announce that the train will begin this month,” Wahab, who spoke Yoruba, mentioned in a 21-second clip shared on the Lagos State Environmental Replace web page on X.

Based on RexGists, the federal government halted the month-to-month environmental clean-up train within the state in 2016.

The federal government mentioned the train, beforehand held for 3 hours on the final Saturday of each month with motion restrictions, was essential to pave the best way for much-needed reform.

The then Commissioner for Info and Technique, Mr Steve Ayorinde, mentioned in a press release that the choice to cancel the month-to-month train adopted a decision handed on the State Council assembly.

“Lagos has grown exponentially with the attendant environmental challenges that include managing 20 million individuals. The environmental legal guidelines and procedures applied within the state haven’t been in a position to match the expansion and the dream of a 24-hour financial system,” Ayorinde had mentioned then.

Nevertheless, the reintroduction of the month-to-month environmental sanitation can’t be seen in isolation from the latest flooding that hit massive components of Lagos as a consequence of incessant rainfall.

Based on the RexGists, enterprise and business actions have been halted on July 3, 2024, following a ten-hour downpour in lots of components of Lagos and Ogun States.

The ensuing floods brought on a two-storey constructing to break down within the Mushin district of Lagos, snarling site visitors on roads and overwhelming hundreds of residents. In some states, college students have been unable to attend faculty.

Though the Lagos State authorities mentioned the rain lasted for 9 hours, in some components of the state it began at midnight and didn’t cease till round midday, which means it rained for 12 hours.

Examples of this are Berger, Ikeja and Ogba. In some locations the rain lasted for 10 hours.

Our correspondents visited among the flood-affected areas reminiscent of Iyana-Oworo, Agege, Ijegun-Isheri Osun, Gbagada and Lagos Island in Lagos State and located roads and homes inundated because of the extended rains.

Different flooded areas in Lagos embrace Eredo, Bojije, Epe, Sangotedo, Ibeju-Lekki, Awoyaya, Labora and Abijon.

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