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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: CORPS MARSHAL ENJOINS LAGOSIANS ON ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS, PROPER WASTE DISPOSAL 

 

The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has urged Lagosians to embrace responsible environmental choices ahead of the Christmas celebrations to promote environmental cleanliness and proper waste disposal. 

Speaking at the Agency’s Command Headquarters at Bolade-Oshodi, the Corps Marshal, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd) highlighted the significance of the Christmas celebrations to Lagosians and the projected increase in the amount of waste generated from the festivities. 

According to her, “The Christmas festivities are upon us and we enjoin Lagosians to make responsible choices for the environment in Lagos, dispose of refuse properly and stop all forms of environmental abuses”. 

The Corps Marshal emphasised the need for Lagosians to pay their waste bills, adding that LAGESC has the statutory powers to enforce environmental laws by arresting defaulters based on orders from a competent court of jurisdiction. 

She also enjoined Lagosians to be in possession of valid waste contracts and patronise approved Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators to cart refuse away from residential areas. 

Advising Lagosians to be security-conscious and alert, especially during the celebrations, Akinpelu urged Lagosians to report any suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods to law enforcement agents in the State. 

The Corp Marshall implored Lagosians to take responsibility for their immediate environment, dispose of wastes appropriately and not dump them into gutters. 

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