RAINFALL: Lagos Govt Cautions Residents Over Indiscriminate Dumping of Refuse

Lagos State Government has cautioned residents to stop the habit of dumping refuse in the drains during the rainy season.

The State Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare said this, calling on residents who live around the canal and river banks to be wary of the impending flood in the rainy season.

Adejare said that though the government had taken necessary precautions to avert flood, it would be advisable for the residents to desist from dumping of refuse in gutters.

“Government will not hesitate to prosecute any erring resident that breaks its environmental law. That is why government has been doing so many campaigns and sensitization lecture to educate the residents,” he said.

He stated that government had embarked on the demolition of illegal structure on canal and drains.

“Canal is a storm water channel for the conveyance of storm runoffs, they are God’s natural protection for holding water during massive flood and it is not a place for anybody to build a house or dump refuse. Those in the habit of doing such must stop henceforth,” Adejare said.

The commissioner called on residents who live around river and lagoon to move away pending the season of the rain as he posited that their lives and properties matter mostly to the government.

He explained that it is their responsibility as a government to protect lives and property, appealing for the cooperation of all Lagosians in their quest to avert any flood mishap in the state.

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