As Lagos state continues to enjoy the sordid reputation as one of the dirtiest states in the country, the new effort by the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) to sanction residents who dispose refuse indiscriminately has gotten the backing of the governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In the agency’s most recent activity, a motorist was on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, nabbed at NNPC Bus Stop along Iyana Ejigbo Road, Lagos Mainland, throwing dirt out of his car.
As a punishment, he was forced to clean up all the refuse in the area and take the garbage away in his car boot.
The defiant motorist did the community work under the supervision of officials of the Corps as well as Policemen.
Commenting on the incident, Mr. Sanwo-olu commended the LAGESC for sanctioning the motorist adding that such measure would be a powerful deterrent.
He tweeted his reaction on his personal handle (@jidesanwoolu) saying: “Awesome! Reorientation by enforcement and sensitization can be a powerful deterrent. Thanks for sharing this. Waste management is a very important area of our plan for Lagos that will only succeed if all stakeholders play their part, citizens inclusive.”