In continuation of the on-going Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) advocacy, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, the State Commissioner for the Environment, has urged Community Development Associations/ Community Development Committees to be strong advocates of CLI in their respective communities.
He made this call on Tuesday at the CLI advocacy meeting with stakeholders in the Lagos Island division of the State.
According to him, the initiative is essential for the benefit of the people as it is designed to tackle public health challenges through the attainment of a sustainable environment in addition to other benefits such as job creation, a cleaner environment and wealth creation through healthy living.
He stressed that CDAs were strategically placed to advise the people to cooperate with the government by maintaining a friendly dispensation to the new initiative as well as support the programme by embracing the Public Utility Levy which, he said, would be affordable.
“No doubt CLI will give value for the money paid by the people as the government has engaged a competent waste management company which is transforming the sector with over 500 brand new compactors, 900,000 waste bins, Transfer Loading Stations and Engineered Sanitary Landfill Site”, he said.
He urged members of CDC/CDAs to return to their communities as advocates of the CLI in view of its many advantages to the people of Lagos State.