The Lagos State Government has resolved to forge and enhanced partnering with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for the purpose of seamless enforcement of environmental laws.
This was made known by the Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti when he received the Commandant, Lagos Command of the Civil Defense Corps Mr. Tajudeen Balogun in his Office on during this week.
Durosinmi-Etti, said that the enforcement of environmental laws was necessary to achieve a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and prevent epidemics as sanitation and environmental hygiene are non-negotiable prerequisites for a megacity like Lagos.
He stated that Lagos state had strengthened its regulatory agencies such as the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) to enforce compliance to standard and regulations, and curb all unsanitary behavior.
The Commissioner said that while monitoring, enforcement and compliance activities of the state had improved, the collaborative efforts of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps had been helpful considering the size and population of the state as well as the prevalence of Environmental abuses.
His words: “Through the support of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, we have achieved a lot over the years and we want to solicit more to achieve cleaner, healthier, safer and livable Lagos”
Earlier, the Commandant, Lagos Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Mr. Tajudeen Balogun, who assured of his Commands unalloyed support for Lagos State Government, remarked that the Lagos State government and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were of necessity co-travellers in the bid to forestall environmental disasters through purposeful enforcement of environmental laws.
Balogun commended the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment for its efforts in ensuring a helthier and cleaner environment devoid of any environmental infractions.