The Lagos State Government has arrested about 30 environmental offenders, for improper disposal of waste and flagrant disregard of the environmental laws of the state, pending their arraignment before a magistrate court on Monday.

A statement by Director, Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri said the action is in continuation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s zero tolerance policy for indiscriminate dumping of refuse and disregard for state laws with a campaign to entrench cleanliness in the metropolis.

The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said the arrest and subsequent prosecution of defaulters who engage in indiscriminate waste disposal showed it was no longer business as usual, saying the state government could not fold its hands and watch some elements derail efforts to maintain sanity in the city.

He said that the era of people hiding under the guise of darkness to dump waste at unauthorized locations was over, warning that anyone caught would be prosecuted.

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