The Lagos State Government has said it is making moves to curb air pollution to protect the health of the people and the environment.

According to a statement on Wednesday, the General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Dolapo Fasawe, said this during a webinar session to commemorate the 2021 International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies.

She said, “As a government, we are determined to tackle environmental menace and combat global warming and secure the health of our people and the environment.

“To drive home our zero tolerance on air pollution, manufacturing companies, particularly those within residential areas, must provide detailed environmental management policy, action and clean-up plans with bias for staff safety and consideration for host communities.”

Fasawe added that the state has established air quality monitoring stations to ensure clean and safe air.

“Lagos State has taken the bull by the horns by establishing six air quality monitoring stations at LASEPA headquarter, Jankara, Lagos Island; UNILAG, Akoka; Ikorodu; Abesan-Ipaja and Lekki. They will gather data on air pollution to establish causes and sources of pollutions and the development of Lagos State Clean Air Action Plan,” she said.

The Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Mrs Belinda Odeneye, said, “To curb the tide of air pollution in Lagos State, we will embark on the Bus Rapid Transport System, tree planting and greening of open spaces, as well as advocacy and public education.”

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