The Lagos state government said it had started enforcing environmental laws in the state by prosecuting violators and sealing off their business facilities.
The chief executive of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Odumboni, while speaking at a sensitization program held in the Igando-Ikotun local development area, noted that the authority has improved waste policing activities in communities by positioning personnel to monitor waste. ‘environment.
He said, “Our enforcement team has been made visible in various communities and team members ensure full compliance with state environmental laws, arresting violators and cart pushers banned in the process.
Odumboni also assured residents that LAWMA would work with community leaders to organize waste policing, which will create jobs and reduce waste.
“The task of achieving a cleaner and livable environment is one that requires the involvement of all stakeholders and that is why we are working with community leaders to eradicate improper waste disposal, which has exposed our environment and the people who live there to various dangers.
“Community waste policing is a safe way to maintain good waste management. It is also a means of empowering young people and generating income. So I urge council legislators to review their bylaws and do what is necessary. Recycling and separation of waste at source has environmental and economic benefits and will reduce the volume of waste reaching landfills while creating jobs,” he added.
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