Officials of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps – Kick Against Indiscipline have dislodged street traders and illegal shanties built around the perimeter fences of some schools in Lagos.
The state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab stated this in a statement on Monday.
According to him, the operation followed the expiration of notices served to the defaulters for erecting structures on drainage alignment and illegal structures by perimeter fences.
“In our renewed effort to sanitise school environments across the state, today, I instructed the Special Squad Operatives of #LAGESCOfficial (KAI) to dislodge street traders and demolish illegal shanties on the perimeter fence of Ategbo Nursery and Primary School ljegun Road, Old Garage Bus Stop, Ijegun
“The Special Squad also undertook enforcement action at the Local Government Primary School, Pako bus stop, Abaranje Road, lkotun, Lagos State for the same reason,” he said
He explained that the operation followed the expiration of served statutory notices on clear breaches of the provision of the 2017 Lagos State Environmental Management Planning Law as it concerns illegal structures by the perimeter fence/roadside and erecting structures on the drainage alignment.
He said the enforcement has become expedient following an observed widespread trend that is not only worrisome but very unacceptable in our school environment, which must be tackled headlong.
Officials of the Lagos Waste Management Authority and the state Ministry of Environment had earlier demolished stalls built on drainage channels beside Silver Spring Schools in the Ikotun area of Lagos State on November 16.