Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government Administration and Chieftaincy Affairs, Moshood Oshun, has warned residents of the state of the effects of environmental pollution saying they must always keep their drains and properties clean.
Oshun, sounded this warning when the committee visited the asphaltic surfacing project executed by the Ojodu Local Council Development Area on Fadunsi Street, Ojodu as part of its oversight function.
Oshun advised the people to assist government to maintain the infrastructure, warning them of the danger associated with infrastructure damage which would also have negative effects on the socio-economic activities of the affected area.
“We need to drum it into our people; even if the government is doing a good job, constructing drainages, constructing roads, we still want people of that area to make sure that these drainages and roads are cleaned because if at the end of the day you keep throwing refuse into the drains, you will be affected.
“It is about health, it is about safety and it has to be discussed and it is going to form part of our recommendations.
“We need to understand that governance is about everybody; it is erroneous to believe that government is about a group of people. Everybody living in Lagos is part of this government and for it to work, we must work together, we must make sure that we contribute our quota,” he added.
The committee was also not happy with the situation of the LCDA legislative chamber as according to the members, the council has not carried out necessary renovation and re-fitting as directed by the committee when it visited the council early this year.
Ipoola Omisore, a member of the committee, lamented that the councillors are not given their due respect.
He reminded them of a resolution of the state House of Assembly that all legislative chambers of the third tier in the state should be uplifted, adding that the message was duly communicated to all the stakeholders.
In his response, the council boss, expressed the council’s appreciation for the visit and promised that all observations raised would be given utmost attention adding that the chamber has been awarded to a contractor for renovation.