Lagos lawmaker urges constituents to comply with environmental laws

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Oluwadahunsi Ogunkelu, Lagos State House of Assembly member, representing Epe ll constituency, has urged his constituents to comply with the state environment laws, to enhance socio-economic development of the state.

Ogunkelu made the plea in Epe on Friday.

The legislator also advised community members not to abuse the environment with refuse, pollution and other related environmental derogation habits.

The rate of environmental pollution, flooding, drainage related matters are alarming, hence, it requires the sensitisation of the public on their harmful effects on the population and environment.

“Both the public and the government need to work hand in hand to proffer lasting solutions to environmental challenges in our various communities,” he said.

The lawmaker lamented over the public attitude toward environment, despite government’s efforts to sanitise the people on how to ensure conducive environment for habitation.

Some people still prefer to violate the environmental laws and get involved in actions capable of frustrating government’s efforts,” he said.

He called on Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to be proactive toward enforcing, regulating and ensuring improved waste management process across the state.

This will entail constant removal of refuse, vegetal growth and silt from drains for free flow of storm water across the state.

“It is, however, obvious that a lot of work still needs to be done if Lagos state will be able to achieve its desire on cleaner Lagos initiative as stated by this present administration,” he said.

He, therefore, called on general public to cooperate with the state government to ensure a cleaner Lagos state and better healthy living standard for the residents.

Ogunkelu stated that protection of the environment could be achieved through curbing continued indiscriminate and dumping of refuse on streets, drainage and major highways.

Others he said include enlightening constituents on the need to properly dispose their waste and create awareness on the hazardous impact of environmental challenges in the community.

He appealed to all and sundry to comply with environmental laws, embrace attitudinal change and join hands with the government in a renewed commitment to preserve the environment.