The Lagos State Government has dismissed reports that it has reintroduced the monthly environmental sanitation exercise and vehicular restriction.
In a statement by on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Biodun Bamgboye, the government stated that its decision of no restriction of movement on the last Saturday of June or any other month still stands.
“There is no basis for the apprehension of some people that they may have their businesses or social engagements disrupted by the vehicular restriction between the hours of 7 a.m and 10 a.m, the restriction period for previous environmental sanitation exercise,” he said.
“One of the proactive measures undertaken by the governor on his first day in office was to sign an Executive Order that borders on the declaration of zero tolerance for indiscriminate dumping of refuse all over the state and did not include a restriction for environmental sanitation exercise.”
The Lagos State government also stated that the monthly environmental sanitation will only be reintroduced after due consultation with the majority of Lagosians.
“The present administration in Lagos State is not unmindful of the status of the state as the commercial nerve centre of the nation and will ensure that the general public is duly notified if and indeed when a decision is taken on the reintroduction of the exercise,” he said.