The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has reaffirmed its commitment to environmental enforcement across the state.
The agency said that it is set to take a tough stance, particularly on recalcitrant polluters in other to safeguard the environment.
The Director, Enforcement of the agency, Mr. Kayode Bello, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
According to him, the agency recognizes that protecting the environment is not just a moral obligation but an urgent necessity for the well-being of current and future generations.
“Our commitment to environmental enforcement is non-negotiable. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that those who pollute our environment for self-interest are held accountable.
“We firmly believe that robust enforcement of environmental regulations and laws is a critical step towards addressing pressing environmental issues, to serve as deterrent to others and further protect the right of innocent residents to a more conducive and friendly environment,”Bello said.
The Director said that the renewed commitment to environmental sustainability was in tandem with the vision of the Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, towards promoting a healthier environment and a better quality of life for the good people of Lagos.
Bello also expressed his readiness to collaborate with other government agencies, local communities, and environmental stakeholders to enhance collective efforts in sustaining our common planet.
He gave the assurance that the agency would embark on aggressive advocacy to educate the public about the importance of environmental protection and the consequences of environmental violations.
He added that the agency would thoroughly investigate all reported environmental violations and professionally handle same in line with global best practices.In case of reporting environmental pollution, he urged the public to make use of the numbers 08097009030/08097009031.
He also disclosed that the agency could be reached on various channels which include the website.