June 26, 2022

CSOs laud Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to Environment, asks for more support for PSP, LAWMA

The Civil Society Coalition for Cleaner Lagos, has commended the Lagos State government, over the recent purchase and distribution of over one hundred refuse compactor trucks, to aid the efforts of the Lagos Waste Management Authority LAWMA in the state. The group considered the move, as a practical demonstration of the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, towards a cleaner Lagos, and the rejuvenation of the efforts of LAWMA, and others involved in the Lagos State environmental services, particularly the Private Sector operators known as the PSP.

The coalition in a statement signed on its behalf by Comrade Declan Ihekhiare also welcome the initiative to create and expand the environmental court in Lagos to promoting, sustain and ensure waste justice in our fast growing mega smart city in line with the global sustainable development goals of the United Nations. 

No doubt health is of  greatest importance to the people everywhere in the world without it there can’t be real happiness and permanent prosperity.

It is necessary, therefore that the masses should be taught to provide themselves with conditions which are conducive to healthy living.  An improved public health and waste disposal fortifies people against the attack of common diseases. 

Proper disposal of waste is essential for masses of the people. When people are not in sound health arising from improper disposal of waste either domestic, commercial or industrial the environment, community or state will never develop no  matter how hard the people may struggle to achieve development. 

Sound public health, however can be maintained through personal, Community and collective cleanliness, via the observance of enforcement not compromising personal liberty,  rule of law and justice.  

To ensure fairness and justice  for all,our Coalition is urging the the office of public defender and citizens Rights office to collaborate with the new environment and mobile courts 24 in number to provide a joint platform to promoting human rights of alleged offenders, irrespective of the their social origin and backgrounds.

The coalition is also determined, to engage the citizens, towards ensuring adequate cooperation, with LAWMA and PSP operators, towards fulfilling their obligations, in the areas of regular payment of service charges, proper waste disposal and compliance with every environmental protocols in the state.

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