The Lagos state government has announced the stoppage of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which up until now was observed for three hours on the last Saturday of every month.
A press statement released by the State government states that the decision was informed by the need for a robust review of the environmental laws and procedures in the state.
The State government noted that it is no longer appropriate to restrict movement of people for three hours in a mega city like Lagos at a time they should be pursuing commercial and entrepreneurial activities considering the present economic situation in the country.
This is coming barely two weeks the Appeal Court in Lagos nullified the monthly environmental sanitation in the state, saying it was illegal and ordered that the state government should not restrict people’s movement on that day.
The court banned the state government from further restricting anyone’s movement within Lagos State at any time or day whatsoever on the basis of environmental sanitation as there is no written law to that effect.