The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday signed the first Executive Order as he declared a state of emergency on environment.
With the order, he plans to tackle the problem of refuse management, traffic management and public works.
At a meeting he held with service chiefs and Permanent Secretaries at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, the governor promised to procure more staff buses for civil servants and repair the bad ones as part of efforts to improve the situation.
Said he: “We are going to use our case here as a case study for Lagosians to know that we are serious about transportation, it is a message we are passing across to Lagosians that we are going to tackle and solve the transportation problems and we are starting with you; this includes taking care of pot holes and bad roads as well.
“The issues of governance has started, I want all of you to support our team and I promise that as long as we appreciate what our roles are I will not forget you.”
He said with the emergency declared on environment, his government would not tolerate environmental abuse, including illegal and indiscriminate dumping of refuse, construction on drainage points and setbacks.
“All LASTMA officials shall effectively carry out their functions by ensuring strict enforcement and compliance with all extant traffic rules and regulations while LASTMA officials will immediately begin work on a shift basis, in which road and traffic management operations will be on till 11 pm on a daily basis.
“On its part, Lagos State Public Works Corporation will immediately commence the identification and repairs of all potholes and bad roads within the state,” he said.