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Lagos warns against unhygienic waste disposal

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LAGOS State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, has warned against poor solid waste collection and disposal, saying such could lead to serious health and environmental problems.

To commemorate the 2018 World Habitat Day with the theme: “Municipal Solid Waste Management”, the commissioner said,

“Poor solid waste collection and disposal can lead to serious health and environmental problems from uncontrolled dump sites and waste burning. It can also lead to polluted air and water”, he said.

Ogunleye said that solid waste management was a global issue that affected everyone and that the amount of waste being generated by each individual on a daily basis is growing and thus become a great burden to Local and State authorities.

The commissioner emphasised that the annual celebration of the Day was to serve as a reminder to all that each person has the power and the responsibility to shape the future of their cities and towns.

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