LASEPA Reiterates Commitment To Environmental Enforcement
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has affirmed its unwavering commitment to environmental enforcement and is set to take a tough stance, particularly on recalcitrant polluters to safeguard the environment.
This affirmation was made by the Director of Monitoring, Compliance and Enforcement, Mr. Kayode Bello during a management meeting at the Agency’s headquarters recently.
According to him, the agency recognises that protecting the environment is not just a moral obligation but an urgent necessity for the well-being of current and future generations, especially at this crucial ember months that are known to be associated with socio-economic and religious activities and its negative attendants on both the human and the environment, if not timely curbed.
“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 a deterrent to others and further protect the right of innocent residents to a more conducive and friendly environment”, Bello reiterated
This renewed commitment to environmental sustainability, according to the Director, is in tandem with the vision of the Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab and it is geared towards promoting a healthier environment and a better quality of life for the good people of Lagos State.
He also expressed the readiness of the Agency to collaborate with other government agencies, local communities, and environmental stakeholders to enhance collective efforts in sustaining our common planet.
Assuring that the agency would embark on aggressive advocacy to educate the public about the importance of environmental protection and the consequences of environmental violations, thoroughly investigate all reported environmental violations and professionally handle same in line with global best practices.