Air pollution: Lagos to establish air quality monitoring stations


The Lagos State Government says it will establish six air quality monitoring stations across the state, so as to curb air pollution. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye, made this known during the celebration of the 2019 World Environment Day.

Bamgboye said that the establishment of the stations is with the support of the World Bank Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) programme.

According to him, the government will continue to collaborate with local and international governments and agencies for the development of policies and programmes aimed at improving ambient air quality in the state.

He said that the 2019 World Environment Day was dedicated to spreading awareness about the dangers of air pollution.

The Permanent Secretary said that the World Environment Day celebration offered the opportunity to rededicate national efforts to the sustainable development of the environment.

According to him, a better environment can be attainable if it becomes a way of life.