MONTHLY ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION EXERCISE……..Hon Commissioner for Environment visits Yaba LCDA.Feb 25th, 2012 | By Akinlade Dada | Category: Community Development, Lead Story, NEWS, Uncategorized
It was the turn of Yaba LCDA in the monthly environmental sanitation exercise to host the Honourable commissioner for Environment; Mr Tunji Bello .The commissioner and his entourage were received at Yaba Bus stop by the Executive Chairman Yaba LCDA, Hon AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh and other members of the Executive, legislative and management team.
The commissioner immediately went to construction site handling a Hostel project along Mcween Street near Oyadiran Estate where the construction work was obstructing the Oyadiran canal flowing down to Makoko. The commissioner ordered the seal off of the premises.
The commissioner was later taken through the passage of the canal down to the Makoko Bridge. Other canal visited by the commissioner was Iwaya canal where dredging work is ongoing. While he was addressing the community, Hon Tunji Bello advised the residents to desist from dumping refuse into the canal. He maintained that this year’s rain fall would be more torrential than the previous year and with heavy storms and winds.
The only way to avoid resurgence of flood was to give way to free flow of water during the rainy period. He also enjoined them not to give refuse to cart pushers but endeavour to patronise authorised and approved PSP operators in their areas. He charged the CDA to apprehend anybody dumping refuse into the canal and hand them over to council or LAWMA officials. He promised that the state government would not relent in its effort to make our environment flood free.
Also participating in this month sanitation exercise were the Community Development Committee members, NULGE officials, the Council Environmental Defender Corps and all CDAs within Yaba LCDA.