In a decisive move aimed at enforcing environmental laws, the Lagos State government has sealed five construction sites across different areas of the state.
This action comes in response to the failure of these sites to comply with established regulations, leading to a breach of environmental standards.
The closure was confirmed by Tokunbo Wahab, the Lagos State Commissioner for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, in a statement released on Thursday.
The commissioner revealed that the directive to seal these sites was issued due to the failure of the respective construction projects to address concerns raised by authorities.
Wahab emphasized that the sealed sites were found to violate environmental laws because of their failure to remove building materials obstructing roads and drainage setbacks.
Despite multiple notices served, the construction sites persisted in disregarding the established guidelines, prompting the intervention of the Monitoring Enforcement and Compliance Department of LasgMOE.
The affected sites are 9 Abisogun Leigh Street, Ogba; 9a. Taiwo Osipitan Street, Adekoya Estate, Ifako; Ijegun Road, Ikotun; Otunba Jide Oni Close, Ire Akari, Isolo; and Dele Ashiru Street, Ire Akari, Isolo.
These locations were sealed off as they were deemed to constitute environmental nuisances.
Wahab warned Lagosians sternly, emphasizing a zero-tolerance stance for environmental infractions in the state.
The commissioner underscored the importance of adherence to environmental laws and urged residents and businesses to prioritize compliance with set standards.
This move by the Lagos State government reflects a commitment to maintaining a clean and environmentally sustainable city.
The decisive action taken against these construction sites powerfully conveys that negligence towards environmental regulations will not be tolerated.
It also serves as a reminder to stakeholders in the construction industry to prioritize responsible and eco-friendly practices.
As Lagos continues to grow and develop, enforcing environmental standards becomes paramount in ensuring its residents’ well-being and preserving the state’s natural resources.
The sealing of these construction sites is a testament to the government’s dedication to creating a sustainable and livable environment for all Lagosians.
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