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LASEPA goes tough on environment polluters

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The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its commitment to environmental law enforcement, saying it will go tough on “recalcitrant polluters in order to safeguard our environment.”

The Director, Monitoring Compliance and Enforcement, LASEPA, Mr Kayode Bello, in a statement on Sunday, said, “Our commitment to environmental enforcement is non-negotiable. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that those who pollute our environment for self-interest are held accountable.

“We firmly believe that robust enforcement of environmental regulations and laws is a critical step towards addressing pressing environmental issues, to serve as a deterrent to others  and further protect the right of innocent residents to a more conducive and friendly environment.”

Bello said LASEPA’s renewed commitment to environmental sustainability was in tandem with the vision of the Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Tokunbo Wahab,  towards promoting a healthier environment and a better quality of life for Lagos residents, regardless of social status.

He also expressed his readiness to collaborate with other government agencies, local communities, and environmental stakeholders so as to enhance collective efforts in sustaining the planet.

He added that the agency would embark on aggressive public advocacy on the importance of environmental protection and the consequences of environmental violations.

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