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Sanwo-Olu signs executive order on refuse dumping, traffic management


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LAGOS State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed an executive order on indiscriminate refuse dumping and traffic management and public works in the state.

Sanwo-Olu also declared a state of emergency on the matters while signing his first executive order on Thursday at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

He said the process would restore stability and a culture of accountability in which all the citizens become active stakeholders in bringing about the necessary changes.

The governor announced that  Lagos State Transport Management Authority (Lastma) officials would immediately begin work on a shift basis in which road and traffic management operations would be on till 11 pm every day.

Many people have lamented on how several places are characterised by dirt in Lagos. A report noted how almost every street and bus stop in Lagos is filled with refuse.

According to Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, Lagos State residents have been warned against indiscriminate dumping of refuse. “As from the date of this order, there shall be zero tolerance for environmental abuse, including illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse, construction on drainage points and setbacks,” he said.

The governor asked Lastma officials to effectively carry out their functions by ensuring strict enforcement and compliance with all extant traffic rules and regulations.

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To reduce gridlocks on Lagos road, Sanwo-Olu said that the State Public Works Corporation would immediately commence the identification and repairs of all potholes and bad roads within the state.

The governor also said provisions of the order would extend to all enforcement agencies in the state, in maintaining law and order for the collective good of the citizens.

“I expect the fullest level of compliance with this order and will look to the various heads of ministries, departments and agencies to give full force and effect to the orders therein contained and to take responsibility for any failure,” he said.

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