The Lagos State Government has lifted the order on restriction of movement during the forthcoming Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise on Saturday, 26th March, 2016 lifted the order on restriction of movement to allow for free movement of people and vehicles during the Easter celebration.
A statement issued on Thursday by the Office of the Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, noted that despite the lifting of the restriction order, Lagosians are still expected to observe the monthly exercise by cleaning their homes and immediate environment.
The Commissioner enjoined Lagosians to make the cleaning of their environment top priority in realization of the fact that the rainy season is fast approaching, saying that
“As we gradually approach the rainy season, Lagosians must shun acts that could contribute to flooding such as dumping waste in unauthorized places like canals and drainage channels.”
“We cannot but encourage cleanliness in all aspects of our physical and spiritual life, having just completed the 40 days of the Christian fasting. I therefore wish to enjoin all and sundry to ensure that the festival is celebrated in the cleanliest environment possible.”
While wishing all Lagosians a happy Easter celebration, Adejare advised them to celebrate in moderation and be conscious of their environment, stressing that “we need to respect our environment, so as not to incur the wrath of nature.”
The Commissioner further admonished all residents to bag their refuse properly to allow for easy collection and disposal to designated landfill sites by LAWMA and PSP Operators, adding that LAWMA has been fully mobilized to deploy men and equipment to ensure prompt evacuation of waste generated during the festive period.
While reminding Lagosians that a clean, safe and healthy environment promotes healthy living, he urged all and sundry to join the crusade for a cleaner, healthier environment with sustainable economic growth and well-being of the citizenry.
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