The Lagos State Government on Saturday sealed off the popular Marina workers’ mosque over pollution resulting from improper disposal of sewage.
The state’s Commissioner for Environment, Dr Samuel Adejare gave the order while monitoring the October edition of the monthly environmental sanitation at the Lagos Mainland Local Government. He said that the state government has declared a state of emergency on environmental nuisance across the state.
The commissioner 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.
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.
“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,” he said.