The Lagos State Government on Monday sealed off some facilities in the Oshodi/Isolo area of the state, citing various environmental violations.
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) confirmed this in a statement, saying the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu aims to keep the state clean.
“As part of its continued efforts to tackle noise pollution and other environmental violations, LASEPA yesterday arrested several establishments including mosques, businesses and hotels in Oshodi/Isolo area of the state for various environmental violations. and closed,” LASEPA said.
The affected properties are Adura Agba Ratibi Mosque, Stag Engineering Nig Ltd, Green Point Hotel, and 4 Season Hotel and Suites.
Other properties on lockdown include the Big Apple Hotel and Suites, Honey Dew Hotel and Suites, Humble Signature Hotel and Suites, and New Ground Hotel.
In another development, the Lagos State Government on Monday demolished the facade of Ajara Senior Grammar School in Badagry in a bid to restore sanity.
The Spokesperson of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Kunle Adesina, disclosed this in a statement following a directive from Chief Tokunbo Wahab.
“Based on a petition from Adjara High School Badagry authorities, an immediate investigation has been directed by HC MOE and WR Tokunbo Wahab into the indiscriminate and unauthorized commercial activities in front of the school by street vendors and undesirable elements,” Adesina said. Stated.
“MOE&WR’s Monitoring Enforcement and Compliance Department took up the challenge, visited the site, conducted an investigation and sent the necessary abatement notices.
“Subsequently, following the expiration of the abatement of nuisance notice served and refusal to comply, MEC operatives moved in on Monday and removed the facade of Ajara Senior Grammar School Badagry to restore sanity.”
Additionally, the operatives also removed illegal structures and commercial activities in the following schools: Anglican Primary School Irogbo Elemi, Morogbo Primary School, Morogbo, and Nigerian French Village, all in Badagry.
Mr. Adesina noted that unwholesome commercial activities within school districts have been found to be contributing to the rise in truancy, hooliganism and other vices detrimental to the moral and intellectual development of learners. As a result, the latest crackdown has become essential, he added.