Lagos set to enforce environmental protection law


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 Executive Secretary of LAGESC, Mrs Idowu Mohammed, made this known in Lagos.

She said part of the functions of LAGESC was to monitor and maintain surveillance on highways, streets and public facilities.

According to her, another function of the corps is to report regularly any breach of the provisions of the environmental laws to the appropriate enforcement authorities.

She said that the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration was passionate about the safety of lives and cleanliness of the environment.

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,” she said.