Sallah: LASG allows free movement on sanitation day ….. PUNCH

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The Lagos State Government says there will be no restriction of human and vehicular movements during the September environmental sanitation.

The government explained that such would allow for a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration, as those who wished to travel would be able to do so.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Mr. Oluwatoyin Onisarotu, who stated this on Wednesday in Alausa, advised Lagosians to celebrate in moderation.

He added that residents of the state should use the opportunity of the festive period to clean their environment and properly bag their wastes to allow for easy collection and disposal to designated dumpsites by government agents and accredited operators.

He said, “All citizens of Lagos State are urged to join the government’s crusade to attain a cleaner, healthier and a more sustainable environment, capable of promoting economic growth and the well-being of the entire citizenry.”

The permanent secretary further implored residents to desist from dumping waste indiscriminately into canals and drainage channels.

“The rainy season is not yet over; there could still cases of flooding in the metropolis. The state has been free from flooding because of the abatement measures taken by the government,” he added.