Personnel of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) officers, also known as Kick Against Indiscipline, have removed street vendors and demolished unauthorized stalls near some schools in Lagos.
Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Tokunbo Wahab announced in a social media post on Monday that the operation was conducted after warnings were issued to offenders for erecting structures on drainage lines and unauthorized structures near school 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, Wahab said.
According to him, “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.”
The Commissioner stressed 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.”
“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.” He added.