Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday while inaugurating the Special Committee on Clean-Up of Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Lekki areas of the state said the state government would do everything possible to bring environmental sanity back to every part of the state.
He said the gross abuse of urban planning and environmental laws in the state had necessitated the action to clean up the environment and restore it to its desired form.
He also said“Cases of abandoned properties have become very rampant with miscreants and criminal elements taking over these properties as their base to cause havoc.
He then stressed that residential areas now have industrial and commercial concerns located there, thereby distorting the balance of the environment”.
He submitted by saying the state government could not allow the environment to be destroyed by people who had no regard for beauty, serenity, law, and order.