The Executive Chairman of Oto-Awori LCDA, Lagos, Prince Musibau Adekunle Asafa has cautioned that indiscriminate dumping of waste can cause imminent danger to citizens’ wellbeing.
He said this during a sensitization visit by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Cleaner Lagos Initiative(CLI), Hon Adebola Shabi to Ijanikin International Market .
“Keeping our surrounding clean is a measure in ensuring sustainable development and habitable environment. I will do my best to rid the council of refuse by resensitizing the teeming populace on the need to embrace the Cleaner Lagos Initiative.”
Asafa said the recent initiative by the Lagos State government was a welcome development.
He urged the public to support the drive as it is geared towards addressing challenges of solid waste management in the state thereby protecting the environment, health and social living standard of residents.
According to the Special Adviser, the policy is aimed at ensuring and promoting cleaner, safer and healthier environment.
“Our waste can be recycled and be turned to renewable energy, this is part of the initiative.
The idea will help keep our wards safe from kidnapping, ritualists and accidents.”
“This sensitization will be followed by an enforcement which the Council’s Environment Department must adhere strictly to.”
“We want to appeal to you that street trading or hawking on the expressway will not be tolerated, buying and selling is only allowed in the market, anybody who is caught in the act will be sanctioned,” he said.
The Executive Chairman used the opportunity to encourage the people to register and collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), so that they can exercise their rights during the next election.
“We will support this laudable idea of His Excellence, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and garner support for him to be voted back to office in 2019,” the council boss said.