Lagosians have been charged to be mindful of the environment, most especially during this Yuletide period.
The charge was given by the state’s Commissioner for Environment, Mr Babtunde Durosinmi-Etti who charged the Lagos state residents to respect the environment as they celebrate Christmas and New year.
The commissioner said a lot of waste will be generated during the holiday season, he, therefore, urged that waste should be properly disposed of.
”Lagosians should dispose of animal waste properly, as well as bag their refuse and put at designated points,” he said.
Babatunde Etti called on Lagosians to put the environment first in all they do and avoid any act that could affect the environment negatively.
He also appealed to residents to guide against epidemics by handling waste products properly.
Speaking further, he advised Lagosians to be mindful of naked fire in cooking stoves, firewood, cigarettes and other sources. This, he said is in order to guide against fire outbreak this harmattan season.
”Our environment is becoming dusty and hazy with dryness affecting everything including trees, wooden items, leaves and furniture. ”We urge residents to be extremely careful with fire, so as to prevent outbreaks because fire is nobody’s friend,” the commissioner said.