The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has reaffirmed its readiness to implement relevant laws to achieve a cleaner environment, in line with the Lagos State Environmental Protection Law, 2017.
The Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Mr Kehinde Adebayo, made this known in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Lagos.
The statement quoted the Executive Secretary of LAGESC, Mrs Idowu Mohammed, as saying that part of the functions of LAGESC was to monitor and maintain surveillance on highways, streets and public facilities.
According to him, another function of the corps is to report regularly any breach of the provisions of the environmental laws to the appropriate enforcement authorities.
He said that the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration was passionate about the safety of lives and cleanliness of the environment.
Adebayo added that the governor had directed LAGESC officials to effectively clamp down on all violators of environmental sanitation laws in the state to adequately protect lives and the environment.
He harped on the risk associated with neglecting the use of pedestrian bridges, saying that this could impede free flow of traffic and cause unnecessary loss of lives by hit-and-run motorists.
The executive secretary added that the distance from pedestrian bridges where arrests could be made by LAGESC officials of erring pedestrians attempting to endanger their lives by crossing the highway, was pegged at 200 metres.
“LAGESC is ensuring that statutory punishments are meted out to offenders, which will be upheld at all times, in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Protection Law, 2017,” he said.
By Aisha Cole