Lagos reads riot act to Environmental Sanitation Corps

By Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

Officers of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC.

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, says appropriate disciplinary action will be meted on any of its operatives who engages in any act of misconduct while on official duties.

This is in a bid to stem unprofessional conduct and indiscipline amongst the operatives.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, (CP) Akinpelu Gbemisola gave this indication at a meeting with Divisional Commanders and other operatives at the LAGESC Headquarters, Safety Arena, Lagos.

According to her, ”the Corps officials are to maintain discipline as well as integrity while discharging their assigned duties as they represent the good image of the Lagos State Government.’’

Mrs. Akinpelu said that; ”any of the operatives who engages in any unauthorised duties or involved in any corrupt practices would be seriously dealt with in line with the Civil Service Rule, paraded to the general public and also prosecuted accordingly to serve as deterrents to others.” 

she emphasised on the present administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to zero tolerance on street trading, displaying of goods on road setback, walk ways and around the pedestrian bridges remains highly prohibited.

Crossing highways
Mrs. Akinpelu also stressed on the risk associated with crossing the highways where pedestrian bridges are erected, noting that ”offenders will be prosecuted accordingly.”

The Corps Marshal therefore called on the general public to cooperate with the present administration’s commitment for a greater Lagos and a cleaner, environment through proper waste management by desisting from patronising cart pushers while ensuring proper disposal of our waste at home and market places.

Mrs. Akinpelu however urged Lagosians with relevant information, complaints and suggestions on the activities of the Agency or its operatives to make use of the complaint number by reaching out on 09095311464.

She added that all the operatives have their name tagged on their uniforms and all official vehicles have operational numbers and their registered plate numbers.


Mercy Chukwudiebere