Community leaders, corporate organisations and residents of the Lagos Mainland Local Government Area have been admonished not to do anything that could erode the sanity of the environment.
The chairman of the council, Hon Oladele Adekanye, who made the call yesterday, told The Nation that it is the responsibility of the residents to cooperate with the government to ensure the preservation of the environment in their interest.
“Look at the efforts that the state government has been putting into lifting the environmental condition of the state; it is the same spirit that is passionately imbibed by all the local government councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs). The people must join the crusade by sustaining the right attitude to their surroundings for decent living.
“The annual tree planting that we all participated in last week is part of the efforts aimed at preserving our environment. We are all generally involved. Also, we must be conscious of the way we treat our environment, especially the manner in which we dispose of wastes, our attitude to cleaning our surroundings and drains and how well we teach the young around us the ideal we should give our environments,” Adekanye said.
To complement the council’s various efforts at monitoring the area, the council chief said he had been used to leading some of his aides to monitor his domain occasionally at nights to ensure that residents don’t dump refuse indiscriminately at wrong places.