The Lagos State Government on Tuesday debunked rumours making the rounds on the airwaves and social media that it has reintroduced the monthly environmental sanitation exercise and vehicular restriction, urging residents to ignore it in its entirety.
In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of The Environment, Biodun Bamgboye, the Government emphasized that no restriction will take place on the last Saturday in this month of June or any other month for that matter until otherwise decided.
He said there is no basis for the apprehension of some people that they may have their business or social engagements disrupted by the vehicular restriction between the hours of 7 and 10 which normally signposts such environmental sanitation exercises.
The Perm Sec added that one of the proactive measures undertaken by the Governor on his first day in office was to sign an Executive Order that borders on declaration of zero tolerance for indiscriminate dumping of refuse all over the state and did not include restriction for environmental sanitation exercise.
Bamigboye explained that what the Governor said about the monthly environmental sanitation was that if indeed there is a need to reintroduce the exercise which was cancelled by the last administration, it will be with the popular support of majority of residents of Lagos.
He added that the resolve of the present administration is to ensure that all machineries are put in motion to have a cleaner, safer and sustainable environment for all the residents.
He gave a commitment that the present administration in Lagos State was not unmindful of the status of the State as the commercial nerve Centre of the nation and would ensure that the general public is duly notified if and indeed when a decision is taken on the reintroduction of the exercise.