Honourable Commissioner of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, has addressed the growing concerns raised by residents across the state regarding various environmental issues.
The influx of complaints includes problems such as flooding, noise pollution, and the obstruction of walkways by traders, among others.
The commissioner expressed the ministry’s dedication to promptly and decisively addressing these grievances, emphasizing their commitment to restoring law and order throughout the state.
“As the custodians of the state’s environmental well-being, we acknowledge the significance of addressing these concerns with utmost urgency,” he stated.
Key challenges highlighted in the statement include the impact of flooding, noise pollution, and the illegal blockage of walkways on the lives and livelihoods of citizens.
In response, the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources has outlined a comprehensive action plan to confront these issues head-on.
“This proactive response will involve collaborative efforts among various departments within the Ministry, in conjunction with relevant authorities, to ensure the effective resolution of these environmental challenges. Additionally, public awareness campaigns and stakeholder engagements will be conducted to foster community involvement and adherence to environmental regulations.”
Wahab urged all residents and stakeholders to join hands in this collective endeavor to maintain a clean, safe, and sustainable environment for everyone in Lagos State. He believes that through collective efforts, these environmental issues can be mitigated, and the serenity and orderliness of communities can be restored.
The commissioner concluded the statement with an optimistic note, stating, “It’s a Greater Lagos rising and all of us are involved.”