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Lagos to resume monthly environmental sanitation 8 years after cancellation

By Our Correspondent

Owing to the cholera outbreak in Lagos in which a number of casualities was recorded, the state government has decided to re-introduce the monthly last Saturday of the month environmental sanitation to ensure cleaner Lagos.

A reliable source at the State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, confided in the NatureNews that arrangement have been concluded to re-introduce the monthly environmental sanitation in the megacity to stop spread of cholera in the state.

The source explained that the exercise would be symbolically re-introduced this weekend in Lagos Island where cholera outbreak was prevalent.

However, the source is not sure what method the about to be re-introduced general monthly environmental sanitation exercise would be and which day adding that though the monthly environmental sanitation was halted in the state, still all markets across the state are closed for environmental sanitation every Thursday from 7am to 10 am.

Recall that about eight years ago, the state government announced it was doing away with last Saturday of every month environmental sanitation exercise in the state arising from the resolution of the decision by the State Executive Council.

The council that time noted that the monthly environmental sanitation in Lagos need to be put on hold for a review of the state environmental laws and procedures in the state in order to meet the current challenges and to promote a clean and healthy environment.

The Lagos monthly environmental sanitation exercise started during the era of former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, now the President of Nigeria. The sanitation exercise used to be observed across the state from 7am to 10am every last Saturday of the month.

That time, the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), which was established in November 2003, was saddled with the responsibility of facilitating a clean environment across the state. Today, men of KAI department and the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) jointly responsible for ensuring a cleaner Lagos



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