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​Lagos goes tough on illegal waste dumps, arrests PSP operator

The Lagos State government has warned residents fond of deliberately dumping refuse in unauthorized places to henceforth desist from such act or face the full wrath of the law, even as it arrested a PSP operator for dumping heaps of refuse at Iyana Oworo area of the state.
The warning was issued by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare during an Operation Deep Clean exercise, which the state is currently embarking upon in collaboration with Visionscape, to rid Lagos of refuse black spots.
The commissioner, who affirmed the commitment of the government to the attainment of a sustainable environment, frowned at the ugly development whereby some anti-progressive forces strive to frustrate the efforts of government by creating black spots of refuse to give the impression of non-performance by government.
Meanwhile, a PSP operator, Mr. Sanya Adeniyi, who was caught dumping a truckload of refuse at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos, was paraded to the media.
Adejare said the perpetrator would be handed over to the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) for prosecution according to the Environmental Laws of the state.
He warned Lagosians to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in their areas and also to be vigilant and report anyone engaging in such acts, as government would not hesitate to bring the law to bear on anyone caught working against the public interest.

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