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Apatira Collaborates With Neighbourhood Safety Agency To Prosecute Environmental Offenders

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Dr Apatira on a working visit of Itire-Ikate community

Vincent John
To forestall challenges of flooding and blocked drainage channels associated with rainy season, Executive Chairman of Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area, Hon (Dr) Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira has reiterated his commitment to address issues relating to failed drainage system and flooding across the district.
The council boss gave the assurance to residents during his working visit to Isokan Community Development Area and other adjoining streets including Wole Cole, Ilamoye, Association Avenue, Erelu Danisa and Irepodun Street.

He advised residents to desist from dumping their refuse in the drainage channels, noting that indiscriminate dumping of refuse obstruct free flow of drainage system.
Meanwhile to check the environmental nuisance constitute by defiant residents, Hon. (Dr) Apatira disclosed that the collaborative efforts between his administration and the Lagos State Neighbourhood Agency.
With the collaboration, he stated, the Neighbourhood Safety officers would apprehend environmental offenders and prosecute those found guilty of the offence.

The aim of this, according to him, is to deter other residents from engaging in environmental pollution.
He stated further, “As we are approaching the season, as a proactive government, we are embarking on massive enlightenment programme that is targeted at sensitising residents on the danger inherent in illegal dumping of refuse in the drainage channel.
We are also going to be educating the residents on what they should to do to reduce the incidence of flooding to enhance public safety.
The incidence of flooding is a global phenomenon that is not peculiar to Itire-Ikate but we are not resting on our oars to ensuring a healthy and flood free Itire-Ikate LCDA.

I am therefore appealing to the CDC and CDAs to cooperate with our administration in our effort to curb the challenges of flooding and blocked drainages.
I am urging the people to ensure that they dispose of their waste properly in places designated for such purpose.
They must desist from dumping refuse into canals, as well as refrain from erecting structures along drainage channels.”

The council boss was accompanied on the visit by the leader of the legislative assembly, Hon Hammed Oladipupo Idris, majority leader, Hon Kazeem Alalukimba, Supervisor for Works, Hajia Mariam Muhammed and selected officials of the Environmental Services department.

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