The Lagos State Government is considering the reinstatement of its monthly environmental sanitation program in a bid to enhance cleanliness in the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State revealed this during a press conference following his inspection of a cleanup operation of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.
Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized the necessity of reintroducing the monthly environmental violations in the state. He expressed his intention to collaborate with the Minister of Environment to explore the feasibility of reinstating the monthly environmental service.
The governor stressed his administration’s unwavering commitment to eradicating environmental infringements, which have been a source of disturbance in society. He commended the special task force for their effective efforts in removing miscreants and illegal traders from the region.
Furthermore, Governor Sanwo-Olu warned that those who were evicted, including illegal occupants, traders, and squatters along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, would face the risk of losing their properties and livelihoods if they attempted to return to the area.
During his visit to the area, the governor interacted with residents and traders, assuring them Doyin section of the Lagos-Badagry highway would undergo comprehensive after the rainy season.
To safeguard the entire stretch of the road for reconstruction and beautification, Sanwo-Olu announced plans to construct protective walls.
He emphasized a “zero tolerance” policy for any form of encroachment on the right-of-way. He also instructed cabinet members responsible for this initiative to continue the cleanup efforts and restore environmental order.