The Lagos State Government on Saturday sealed off the popular Marina workers’ mosque over pollution resulting from improper disposal of sewage in the worship centre located in the highbrow Lagos Business District.
The state’s Commissioner for environment, Dr Samuel Adejare, who gave the order while monitoring the October edition of the monthly environmental sanitation at the Lagos Mainland Local Government said the state government has declared a state of emergency on environmental nuisance across the state.
Adejare warned market leaders, drivers and residents against improper waste disposal, explaining that the workers mosque was sealed off for discharging sewage into the drainage channel.
Looking visibly enraged, the commissioner disclosed that the government has established a special command within the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) to ensure a cleaner environment in the Central Business District.
He added that the declaration of zero tolerance in Lagos metropolis was to save the state from disaster resulting from unkempt environment, noting that all hands must be on deck to maintain and sustain a healthier environment for residents.
He said: “Marina is our pride, asset and our heritage and we cannot allow anyone to mess it up. This mosque is a temporary building for worship, but we cannot tolerate improper waste disposal. There is no emotional thing attached to it. I have told them to close down the place.”
Source: The Nation Nigeria