Residents of Kosofe Local Government have been advised by the Lagos State Government to cultivate the practice of proper waste management and disposal.
Speaking on the development at the sensitization programme for stakeholders organized by Kosofe Local Government in conjunction with Cleaner Lagos Initiative, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Environment, Engr. Adebola Shabi warned that residential areas and market places would be sanctioned by the local government council if they failed to keep their surroundings clean and tidy.
Engineer Shabi stated that the concept of Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) is to protect and make the environment clean and healthy by reducing pollution load. He therefore advised Kosofe residents to keep their surrounding environment clean by tying bagged refuse placed in front of their residences and desist from patronizing outlawed cart pushers.
Furthermore, Engr. Shabi noted that cart pushers were responsible for indiscriminate and incessant dumping of refuse in road medians, highways, drainages and black spots. He therefore charged Kosofe Local government chairman, Community Development Associations And Councilors to liaise with PSP Waste Operators and fashion out strategy of ensuring swift evacuation of bagged wastes from streets and highways.
Engineer Shabi also charged the local government to adequately monitor all the blackspots in all its wards by engaging “environmental boys”.
Speaking further he advised Kosofe residents to properly dispose plastic bottles and other recyclable materials in appropriate areas instead of lagoons and drainages.
He explained that dumping of plastic bottles in public drainages could lead to flooding, adding that plastic bottles that eventually found their ways into lagoons would be inimical to aquatic lifes, fishing and waterways transportation.
He therefore disclosed that there is a programme in the offing to pay back for plastic bottles and other recyclable materials.