Lagos seeks cooperation on environmental issues

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Dayo Ojerinde

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has restated the need for everyone to unite in addressing environmental issues through multifarious approaches of human intervention and sustained advocacy.

The governor, according to a statement on Thursday spoke through the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, at the inauguration of the repaired embankment failures located within the premises of Leadership Training Centre, Apapa.

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He added that the newly repaired embankment would address the problem of erosion which had posed serious threat to lives and properties in the area.

Sanwo-Olu commended the Ecological Fund Office for the prompt response which he said played a key role in ensuring the successful completion of the project, as well as averting the calamities that would have resulted from negligence and inaction on its parts.

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“As a state, we are appreciative of this very important intervention which would impact not only the training centre, but also the surrounding environs,” he said.

A member of the Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change, Senator Olalekan Mustapha, said the project was one of the 16th ecological intervention approved by the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

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