Nigeria

Governor Sanwo-Olu declares state of emergency on environment, traffic management

Sanwo-Olu signing the Executive Order on Thursday. With him are the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola and others.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday declared state of emergency on the environment and traffic management in the state in a bid to restore stability and a culture of accountability.

In an executive order he signed on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu noted that the state of emergency became imperative following incessant traffic and unwholesome sanitation practices that had been major challenges in Lagos State.

The Executive Order is titled: “Re: Enforcement of Law and Order in respect Traffic and Sanitation Matters.”

According to Sanwo-Olu, these unaddressed traffic and environmental violations continued to constitute a nuisance that threatened the safety and well-being of all citizens.

“There is therefore a need to declare a state of emergency over environmental/sanitation and traffic management matters within the state so as start the process of restoring stability and a culture of to accountability in which all the citizens become active stakeholders in bring about the necessary changes.

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