The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr Abiodun Bamgboye, has revealed plans by the Lagos State Government to establish six Air Quality Monitoring Stations in the state.
Bamgboye revealed this at an event to commemorate the World Environment Day 2019 on Friday, June 7.
He explained that this year’s World Environment Day tagged ‘Air pollution – A matter of grave concern’, was aimed at creating awareness on the hazards of air pollution.
He noted that the state government would continue to collaborate with local and international governments and agencies for the development of policies and programmes aimed at improving ambient air quality in the state.
“Very notable amongst these collaborations is the World Bank Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) programme, whose first component is the establishment of an Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network for Lagos State,” the Permanent Secretary said.
He explained that the state was using the World Environment Day as an avenue to further champion better quality air in Lagos.
According to him, in that vein, the state government organised the second edition of the ”Lagos Green Award” in order to acknowledge the commendable actions of individuals and organisations towards the improvement of the environment.
“We must form new habits and do whatever is necessary to make our air fresh and our water clean,” Bamgboye stressed, adding that a better environment can be achieved with the cooperation of all.