Bulldozers belonging to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were sighted taking down illegal structures at the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lagos Task Force on Environment and Miscellaneous Offences were also seen simultaneously pulling down temporary stalls in the area.
This follows an Executive Order for enforcement of law and order regarding traffic and sanitation matters, which was signed by the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu nearly two months ago.
The clean-up exercise which began at Eric Moore will end at Trade Fair bus stop, the task force said.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Dr. Taiwo Salaam, informed newsmen that the exercise will resume at Oshodi enroute Abule-Egba from Wednesday, July 24.
According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the exercise is aimed at checking indiscriminate waste disposal, building of structures on drainages, as well as environmental degradation.
In the same vein, the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, announced an ad-hoc committee on environmental degradation in Lagos.
The committee was given a one-week ultimatum to visit the office of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, as well as tour selected drainage channels in the state and give back a detailed report to the house.
He said that Hon. Moshood Oshun from Lagos Mainland Constituency II will serve as chairman of the committe, while other members include Olayiwola Sobur from Mushin Constituency II; Folajimi Mohammed from Ikeja Constituency I; and Tijani Suraju from Ojo Constituency II.