Lagos State government has reiterated total intolerance of illegal and reckless waste disposal, in unauthorized places.
This followed the arrest, preparatory to prosecution of some residents of Aboru in Alimosho, whose wards were recently caught emptying bags of trash in a drainage channel at the front of their home, during a heavy downpour, on the instructions of their parents.
The Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority, (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, reminded residents of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on zero tolerance to environmental infractions, stressing that violators would be appropriately sanctioned under relevant environmental laws of the State, which forbade indiscriminate refuse disposal by residents.
He emphasized the need for residents to support efforts of government in tackling the problem of flooding and other environmental hazards in the metropolis, by ensuring that they dId not dispose refuse in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm human health.
They are also enjoined to bag their wastes appropriately and patronize assigned PSP operators.