The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it has no plan to reintroduce the monthly environmental sanitation, and vehicular restriction which was scrapped by the immediate past government.
Recall that the state government under the administration of former governor Akinwunmu Ambode on November 23, 2016, cancelled the exercise, which used to hold every last Saturday of the month between 7 am and 10 am.
However, there had been rumours, especially on social media, that the monthly exercise had been reintroduced, starting from the last Saturday of June, by the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
But in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr Biodun Bamgboye, the state government said no environmental sanitation would take place on the last Saturday of June or any other month until otherwise decided.
The statement had it that one of the “proactive” measures undertaken by Sanwo-Olu was to sign an executive order on zero tolerance for indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the state.
The statement also explained that the governor’s stand on the issue was that if there was indeed a need to reintroduce the exercise, it would be based on the support of the majority of the residents.
“The governor is not unmindful of the status of the state as the commercial nerve centre of the nation and will ensure that the general public is duly notified if and when a decision is taken on the reintroduction of the exercise”, the statement read.
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