Written by on May 31, 2019


The Lagos State government has solicited the support of Religious leaders in appealing to Lagos residents to shun acts of indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the state.

The governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the plea at a Special Inaugural Jumat Service held at the Alausa Secretariat Central Mosque, Alausa Ikeja.

He said that going by the important roles religious leaders played in the lives of their congregations, the people tend to listen to their voices of appeal more than that of the government atimes.

He explained that the state could not afford to keep a dirty environment which was mostly caused by disposing refuse inappropriately thereby posing danger to human health and the environment.

The governor said very soon, the government would give special polythene bags of two different colours to every worship house in Lagos state for the leaders to educate their congregations on a specific colour of polythene bags they were expected to use to dispose off their plastic bottles and the other colour for other refuse collection.

The governor noted that with these new arrangement of disposing refuse in homes, offices and public places, the government would be able to sort plastic materials that posed serious challenge not only to the Lagos environment but elsewhere across the world from other refuse that could easily decomposed.

Governor Sanwo-Olu also urged religious leaders to join the government in appealing to Lagos residents to follow traffic rules in order to address the problem of gridlock on roads mostly caused by careless driving.

He specifically asked Lagos residents to desist from what he described as “One way driving”.

He said this act of undiscipline had been observed as one of the reasons there were traffic hold-ups on Lagos roads.

Governor Sanwo-Olu assured the people that the building of new schools and welfare of teachers would be taken seriously during his tenure.

A group of Muslim cleric, led by resident Imam of Alausa Secretariat Central Mosque, Imam Abdulhakeem Abdulgafar later prayed for Governor Sanwo-Olu and his team and Lagos State in general.

Other dignitaries at event include the deputy governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the Chairman, All Progressive Congress, Lagos state, Mr. Babatunde Balogun and the Head of service Lagos State, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

COV/Kikelomo Ifekoya

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