The Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources on Friday expressed its readiness to partner with relevant authorities for the effective resolution of environmental challenges.
The Lagos Commissioner, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, expressed willingness for such partnership despite his office being inundated with numerous environmental complaints from concerned residents across the state.
Wahab in a statement on X said these grievances primarily pertain to various pressing issues such as flooding, noise pollution, obstruction of walkways by traders and many others.
“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,” he said.
“As the custodians of the state’s environmental well-being, we acknowledge the significance of addressing these concerns with utmost urgency.
“Flooding, noise pollution, and the unlawful blockage of walkways represent critical challenges that impact the lives and livelihoods of our citizens.
“Therefore, the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is diligently organizing and implementing a comprehensive action plan to tackle these issues head-on.
“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.”
Wahab said additionally, public awareness campaigns and stakeholder engagements will be conducted to foster community involvement and adherence to environmental regulations.
The Ministry has, therefore, urged all residents and stakeholders to join hands in this collective endeavor to maintain a clean, safe and sustainable environment for everyone in Lagos state.
He added that together with the people, the state can mitigate these environmental issues and restore the serenity and orderliness of its communities because it is a Greater Lagos rising and everyone is involved.