He called on Nigerians to desist from building along waterways and clogging drainage by dumping refuse indiscriminately. “I am urging Nigerians to avoid actions that could impede free and easy passage of water through its natural courses to avert devastating flood disasters,’’ he said.
The Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ola Oresanya, also spoke of the female street sweepers in glowing terms, stating how importance their service is to the environment.
The commissioner led a team to Ganaja Junction to Dunamis Church Junction project, Second 200 Housing Estate, SUBEB of Children Amusement park areas, and other areas were drainages were being reconstructed.
The community through its lawyer, Ige Asemudara, say they will sue on grounds of negligence, saying they had made repeated attempts in the past to communicate with the oil company regarding their concerns, all to no avail.
“It is their duty to compensate fishermen so that we have something to depend on, before the water can be restored again and the fish come back. “This is rainy season that we are supposed to catch fish but we are at home due to oil spill from ExxonMobil facilities," Ekong said.
“Government should ascent to the fertiliser bill already passed by the National Assembly to protect the farmers from exploitation, abuse and to save our soils, crops and citizens from health risks and hazards,” the communique read.
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 close to two months ago