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The Lagos State Government has expressed concerns over the uncontrolled use of plastics and pet bottles by Lagos residents and its negative effect on the environment.
The government also declared formal ban on the use of plastics and pet bottles among all staff of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).The Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, who disclosed this, expressed worries over increasing rate of single-use plastics, pet bottles, polythene and other non-biodegradable items by Lagosians, stressing that there is an urgent need to reverse the trend through the use of reusable plastics or biodegradable materials.
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Dr Dolapo Fasawe The government also declared formal ban on the use of plastics and pet bottles among all staff of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).According to the Lagos State Sports Commission, the centres were established with sponsorship from the private sector..Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed three deaths on Saturday, and 267 new infections reported across eight states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, who disclosed this, expressed worries over increasing rate of single-use plastics, pet bottles, polythene and other non-biodegradable items by Lagosians, stressing that there is an urgent need to reverse the trend through the use of reusable plastics or biodegradable materials. According to the Lagos Sports Commission, the viewing centres, which are adequately secured, are located at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island, Abesan playground, Naval Yard Ajegunle, Bishop Aggrey Youth Centre, Mushin, Epe Recreation Centre, Italewa Ikorodu, Badagry Grammar School, Badagry, Agege Stadium Agege and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba. She said that all hands must be on deck to guarantee quality health for the citizenry and a drastic reduction in avoidable loss of lives caused by polluted environments. Mrs. The Sports Commission said in a statement, “The idea of the private sector partnering with Lagos State government is to bring football closer to Lagosians, which will be more fun and entertaining, as fans watch all the matches of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (AFCON). Odeneye appreciated LASEPA for championing the advocacy on reusable plastics and for setting the pace on environmental sustainability, noting that the initiative should be emulated by other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the government. According to the NCDC data, Nigeria’s infection toll now stands at 250,628, while the discharged cases increased to 223,765.
She also reiterated the ministry’s alignment with the advocacy by LASEPA on reusable plastic, adding that some measures had been taken in the past to curb single-use plastics in the state.” In this article. The Permanent Secretary, therefore, advised Lagosians to be mindful of the health implications of their attitudes to the environment, saying that all unhealthy environmental behaviour has a vicious cycle effect on the lives of every resident. On her part, LASEPA General Manager, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, said that the agency is leading the way with the formal ban on single-use plastics, pet bottles, polythene and other non-biodegradable items among members of staff to aid environmental protection. She added that the agency is experimenting with the ban before making recommendations to other MDAs to embrace the advocacy on reusable items and the ban on single-use plastic items.
Fasawe said: “Today, I will be handing over some dispensers as well as some reusable items to all the departments and units as my personal contribution to this campaign on the ban of single-use plastics by all staff of LASEPA. “Beyond giving out these items, the long term goal is to ensure compliance by all the staff of this agency because I want the ban on these items to be effective and the staff to become advocates of this initiative in their various residences and communities,” she stated. On what Lagosians should expect from LASEPA in the new year, Fasawe disclosed that the agency would be focusing on air quality in the state in order to limit the effect of polluted air, which is currently affecting vulnerable age groups, particularly the elderly and babies. She said: “This year, we are going to ensure improvement in air pollution. Motorists must service their cars as and when due.
Residents must ensure that their generators do not emit smoke. Telcom operators must cultivate the habit of using gas to power their masts as well as find ways to ensure that waste oil is reused.” In this article .