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FLOODING: LAGOS URGES RESIDENTS TO REMAIN CALM, VIGILANT

…Insists Residents Stop Dumping Refuse In Drainage Channels …Says Reforms In Environment Sector Will Redefine Waste Management Lagos State Government on Sunday urged residents to remain calm and vigilant in the wake of the torrential rain experienced in the State in the last few days. State’s Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who spoke after inspecting areas affected by …

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LASG INTENSIFIES SANITATION INTERVENTION PROGRAMME

The Lagos Government has begun a sanitation intervention programme to address the challenges arising from the transition to a new solid waste management system in the State. A press statement issued by the Ministry of The Environment said the Sanitation Intervention Programme became necessary to ensure that no vacuum was created during the transition from the old waste management system …

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LASG INVIGORATES SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTOR

The Lagos State Government has commenced a phased roll-out of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative with the launch of Marine Waste Collection, Mechanised Sweeping and inauguration of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) to engender a financially viable and technology driven waste management sector. Speaking at the event which held at the Agege Township Stadium, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said government embarked …

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LASPARK HOLDS TREE PLANTING DAY AWARENESS SEMINAR

As part of preparation for the Year 2017 Tree Planting Day, the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has held a “Walk for Tree” and an awareness seminar to highlight the importance of tree planting at the Epe Local Government Secretariat. Speaking at the One-Day seminar, the General Manager of the Agency, Mrs Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun said the sensitisation walk …

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LAGOS CLARIFIES ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION AT OTODO GBAME COMMUNITY

…Denies Flouting Court Order   The Lagos State Government on Tuesday clarified its position on why illegal shanties and unwholesome habitation were cleared around Ilado and seafront areas beside Freedom Road, in Lekki, Lagos. The Government said the Environment Ministry’s action was carried out in order to forestall an environmental disaster and another round of deadly skirmishes that led to …

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NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL, SAYS LASG

…Denies Levy On Digging Of Bore-Holes For Domestic Purpose The Lagos State Government on Friday assured Lagosians that the new Environmental Protection and Management Law initiated by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration was done in the overall interest of all Lagosians to ensure cleaner environment and public health safety in the State. In a press release signed by the Commissioner …

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IKORODU RESIDENTS TASKED ON NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Residents of Ikorodu Local Government Area and its environs have been urged to cooperate with the government for the success of its new environmental agenda of ensuring a cleaner Lagos. Speaking at a town hall meeting with Community Development Associations, Residents Associations and artisan groups in Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat on Tuesday, the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare …

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LASG, YET TO INTRODUCE BOREHOLE CHARGES – COMMISSIONER

The Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare has restated that the State Government is yet to introduce charges for the consumption of water from boreholes neither has it criminalised the sinking of boreholes in Lagos. The Commissioner, who stated this recently in his Office at Alausa while responding to questions from news correspondents, noted that the environment …

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AMBODE SIGNS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, PROTECTION BILL INTO LAW

…Says Public Health Safety Key Driver Of Cleaner Lagos Initiative …Targets 27,500 Jobs For Lagosians …Existing PSP Operators, Cart Pushers, Others To Benefit Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday signed the Environmental Management and Protection Bill into law, expressing optimism that it would go a long way to secure the public health safety of residents most especially children. Governor Ambode, …

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