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World Water Day: Lagosians decry environment law, water privatisation


Though the new Lagos Environment Law was signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode some three weeks ago, Lagosians only decided to challenge it through a street protest on Wednesday, March 22 2017, to mark the World Water Day (WWD). World Water Day, observed on March 22 every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis all over ...

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Applause as Lagos discards ‘anti-people’ sections of environment law


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed the decision of the Lagos State Government to discard what it tags “anti-people” sections of the new Environment Law that had attracted wide-spread criticism from civil society and grassroots stakeholders. Sections of the law made public at a Public Hearing organised by House Committee on the Environment on Thursday, ...

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Campaigners want Lagos to make new environment law public


Civil society and grassroots stakeholders in Lagos have demanded that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode make public the new environment law which, they said, he signed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The groups insisted that the inaccessibility of the document from the relevant ministries of the Lagos State Government two weeks after it was signed has fuelled suspicion that its provisions are ...

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Campaigners flay ‘hasty’ passage of Lagos environment law


Civil society and grassroots groups’ aversion to the Lagos Environment Bill when it went for Public Hearing on February 9, 2017 not withstanding, the Lagos House of Assembly on Monday, February 20 2017 passed the bill into law and, to the chagrin of the activists, then went on recess A coalition of civil society groups, grassroots campaigners and water unionists ...

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