The Lagos State Government has cancelled restriction of human/vehicular activities for the May statewide monthly sanitation exercise in order to allow students in the state participate in the Nationwide JAMB Examination.
According to Tunji Bello, Commissioner for the Environment, this cancellation is to allow easy movement of invigilators, parents/ guardians/students and examinations materials towards a hitch free exam.
He further observed that “Not allowing our children to participate in the Nationwide Examination amounts to mortgaging the future of the leaders of tomorrow”
The Commissioner however advised that despite the cancellation, Lagosians should still use this period for the usual cleaning of their homes, drainages in their frontages and their general environment.
He further said that both LAWMA and other waste mangers across the state will be available to cart the waste generated during the cleaning exercise.
Now that we are gradually getting to the middle of the rainy season, Lagosians should dispose their waste rightly as well as avoid dumping waste into drains.
Lagosians should also desist from patronizing cart pushers who end up disposing such waste into canals and eventuality leads to flooding.
He confirmed that the state is intensifying its mid rain deflooding programme in order to reduce to the barest minimum the incidence of flooding in the state.