… As Corps Recognises Five Officers for Outstanding Performance
The Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, has implored operatives of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), to step up their performance in the discharge of their duties, especially in preventing indiscriminate dumping of refuse and dislodging recalcitrant street traders on major highways across the State.
The Commissioner made the call on Tuesday at the Command Headquarters, Safety Arena, Bolade-Oshodi during his working visit to the Agency, adding that “There is need for the LAGESC operatives to ensure that all the major roads in the State are rid of all environmental nuisance and infractions in order to ensure total cleanliness of the environment”.
Bello noted with dismay the high level of indiscriminate dumping of refuse and rising numbers of hawkers on major highways, stressing that the roads are not meant for trading when there are many state-built markets in every part of Lagos for all legitimate trading and business activities.
He assured that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will continue to provide necessary assistance and support, such as strengthening the workforce, provision of insurance policies and additional operational vehicles amongst others for the operatives towards effective and efficient discharge of their duties.
The Commissioner, however, admonished the operatives to desist from any form of unhealthy practices, warning that any of the officer found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Corps Marshal, CP Akinpelu Gbemisola (Rtd), thanked the Commissioner for the visit, noting that his visitation will boost the morale of the personnel, provide them with necessary encouragement and make them feel that they are an integral part of the present administration.
While commenting on the Agency’s achievements since assumption of office, she said “The Agency has embarked on various re-organisation and restructuring strategies towards raising the bar for an improved, effective and efficient monitoring of the State environment in line with global best practices of enforcement techniques, such as the expansion of the operational divisions from 10 to 21 for proactive and reactive efficiencies”.
The Corps Marshal assured the Commissioner of the unflinching support and commitment of the Agency’s management, as well as other member of staff, towards zero tolerance for any form of indiscipline amongst the officers, being representatives of the State Government in the public sphere.
Meanwhile, the management of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps has presented five of its officers, namely Yekini Nurudeen, Oladejo Abiodun, Adio Akeem, Ganiyu Kazeem and Alabi Mariam Abiodun, with Awards of Excellence in recognition of their outstanding performance in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities.