Ministry of Environment

Vision : “A flood- free, hygienic and beautiful Lagos.”

Mission: “To foster a clean, healthy, sustainable Environment for the well being of citizenry through the application of best practices in Environmental Management.”

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Historical Background of MDA

The Ministry of the Environment was established in 1979 by the first elected Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, when it was carved out of the then Ministry of Works and Transport. It was later merged with Ministry of Physical Planning to become Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.

In 2003, the administration of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu separated the office of the Environment from Physical Planning and upgraded the present office of the Environment to a full-fledged Ministry. The mandate of the Ministry was primarily to secure a clean, healthier and sustainable environment that will be conducive for tourism, economic growth and wellbeing of its citizenry.

In the year 2005, two offices were created under the Ministry namely: Office of Environmental Services (OES) and Office of Drainage Services (ODS). In 2015, following an Executive Order by His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the two offices i.e. (OES and ODS) were merged into a single Ministry of the Environment. Later in January 2018, the Office of Drainage Services was moved to Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) under the Ministry of Works, in furtherance of the Environment Sector reform of the Akinwunmi Ambode Administration.

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