… Urges Residents to Imbibe Responsible Environmental Choices

The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has urged residents of the State to embrace a positive attitude towards the environment during and after the Eid-iI-Fitr celebrations. Corps Marshal of the Agency, CP Akinpelu Gbemisola (retd) made the call at the Command Headquarters of the Agency, Bolade-Oshodi on Friday.

Akinpelu felicitated with Muslim faithful in the State on the occasion of the Eid-il-Fitr festivities to mark the end of the Ramadan fast, urging Lagosians to embrace proper waste disposal via approved Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators which is in line with the mandate of a clean and habitable metropolis by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda. 

Admonishing residents in the State to desist from patronising street traders in the habit of trading on walkways, setbacks, kerbs, medians and pedestrian bridges, the Corps Marshal avowed to rid the State of street trading in line with global best practices of enforcement techniques through constant monitoring of Lagos environs, embarking on advocacy to encourage voluntary compliance and subsequent enforcement for recalcitrant street traders.

She also harped on the need for residences in the State to have a valid waste collection contract, pay LAWMA waste bills when due and channel sewage appropriately to avoid prosecution. Akinpelu urged residents to keep their immediate surroundings clean to reduce the spread of infections. 

The Corps Marshal further enjoined pedestrians to make use of pedestrian bridges erected on major highways in the State to avoid being hit by speeding motorists. 

Akinpelu also urged Lagosians to desist from littering the roads in transit during the rainy season to avoid clogging drains. 

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