Lagos Raises the Alarm Over Illegal Dumpsites

By George Okojie

Lagos State Government at the weekend raised the alarm over illegal dumpsites in the metropolis, saying the habit could cause epidemic outbreak in the state.

The state commissioner for Environment Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who stated this while briefing journalists, warned that the state government had declared zero tolerance for all forms of environmental degradation in the state and would prosecute anyone or corporate organisation found violating its laws.

Adejare said such dumpsites that currently festooned some parts of the Lagos metropolis would not be tolerated at ports and other points of entry into the country like Badagry were he monitored the environment.