Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, has vowed that the ministry will implement a comprehensive action plan to address all the environmental issues.
The Commissioner disclosed this in a statement he personally signed.
He noted that flooding, noise pollution, and the unlawful blockage of walkways represent critical challenges that impact the lives and livelihoods of citizens that must be holistically tackled.
Wahab said, “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,” he explained.
The Commissioner called on all residents and stakeholders to partner with the ministry in the collaborative effort to maintain a clean, safe, and sustainable environment for everyone in Lagos State.
He explained that his office has been inundated with numerous environmental complaints from concerned residents across the state and that as a ministry, “we continue to act swiftly upon receiving these vital complaints, and we are fully committed to responding promptly and decisively to restore law and order across the state”.
Wahab stressed that as the custodian of the state’s environmental well-being, the ministry understand the significance of addressing these concerns with utmost urgency.
“Together, we can mitigate these environmental issues and restore the serenity and orderliness of our communities. It’s a Greater Lagos rising and all of us are involved,” he said.