LASG Considers Reintroduction of Monthly Environmental Sanitation

The Lagos State Government says, it is considering the reinstatement of the monthly environmental sanitation program in a bid to enhance cleanliness in the state.

The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Friday during an inspection of a cleanup operation of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, emphasized the necessity of reintroducing the monthly environmental violations in the state to correct people’s attitude.

He noted that the state government will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Environment to explore the feasibility of reinstating the monthly environmental service.


In his words, “I will be consulting with the Minister of Environment to see if it is possible for us to reintroduce the monthly environmental service so that we can bring back the sanity of a liveable city.

“We have seen that there has been a lot of lopsidedness, there has been a lot of recklessness, and we need to bring that back.

“So we are going to work out a model where we will have zero tolerance on environmental issues, on all transportation issues, people not comporting themselves.”

The governor stressed his administration’s unwavering commitment to eradicating environmental infringements, which have been a source of disturbance in society.

Recall that the monthly environmental sanitation was canceled by the Lagos State government in 2016.

The government had noted that the cancelation became necessary “considering the present economic situation in the country, it was no longer appropriate to restrict movement of people for three hours in a mega city like Lagos at a time they should be pursuing commercial and entrepreneurial activities.”

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