Gov Sanwo-Olu commends environment commissioner, condemns indiscriminate waste disposal

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, commended the efforts of the state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, towards ensuring the clearing of illegal dumpsites in the state.

The governor also condemned the improper disposal of waste by some residents of the state, adding that Lagosians should join in the work to keep the state clean.

He added that the state’s clean-up required passion for a hygienic environment and discipline, both of which made the commissioner the right fit for the job.

In a series of tweets via his profile on X, Sanwo-Olu wrote, “The Clean up of Lagos, getting rid of waste and reducing pollution is a shared vision and collective effort that demands out-of-the-box thinking and extreme discipline.

“When I moved @tokunbo_wahab to the role of Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, it was because I saw passion and pragmatism as well as the discipline required to do the difficult things.”

The governor also commended the joint efforts of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency and the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, for their proactiveness.

“Working closely with @Lawma_gov, @LasepaOfficial, @LAGESCOfficial, as well as other agencies, they have hit the ground running in the efforts to clean up Lagos.”

The governor also attached a video showing the transformation of an illegal dumpsite in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the state to a sand-filled area, devoid of waste, after sanitation works had begun.

“This is a very good example of clearing and regenerating an illegal dumpsite in Amuwo Odofin.

“A lot of such projects are going on across the state and I need the support of ALL residents in achieving the success of this goal,” he wrote.

Sanwo-Olu urged the state residents to “stop indiscriminate dumping. Bag your waste. Patronise PSP operators.”