Lagos clears 12,600 tons of waste, moves against dump sites


Apparently dissatisfied with indiscriminate dumping of refuse in unapproved public places, the Lagos State Government yesterday said it had evacuated 12, 600 tons of waste across the state, warning residents against improper waste disposal or face the full wrath of the law.


Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare, who disclosed this, said that the state was embarking on “Operation Deep Clean” in collaboration with Visionscape to rid the state of refuse black spots.

The Commissioner, who affirmed the commitment of the government to the attainment of a sustainable environment, frowned at the ugly development whereby some anti-progressive forces strive to frustrate efforts of the state government by deliberately creating black spots of refuse to give the impression of non-performance by government.


Adejare said: “We totally frown at acts of sabotage by people who are bent on shortchanging Lagosians from continuous enjoyment of the dividends of democracy being provided by the Akinwunmi Ambode administration by trying to discredit the well-conceived environment reform of the state tagged, the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, which offers an enduring solution, in an unprecedented way, to the current waste management challenges.”

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